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
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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