HyperDic: expurgate

English > 1 sense of the word expurgate:
VERBchangeexpurgate, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, castrate, shortenedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
English > expurgate: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey won't expurgate the story
Synonymsbowdlerize, bowdlerise, castrate, shorten
Broaderabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Spanishexpurgar
Catalanexpurgar
Nounsexpurgationthe deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
expurgatora person who edits a text / text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages

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