Definition of expurgation in English:

expurgation

noun

  • See expurgate

    • ‘I first considered printing the exchange my friend and I had, but quickly realized that expurgation would rob it of its meaning.’
    • ‘We know from medieval records and diaries that such threats to purity were carefully categorized and rules given for their expurgation.’
    • ‘To a large degree such a separation from reality through filtered information occurred when I was a child by the censorship and expurgation of nastiness from school reading books.’
    • ‘The epic has been the object of adaptation, interpolation, reinterpretation and expurgation by a number of retellers, each seeking to reflect what he saw as relevant to his time.’
    • ‘She has a rather disheartening editorial about the expurgation from educational textbooks anything that could possibly give offense to people.’

Pronunciation

expurgation

/ɛkspəːˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/