expurgation expurgation

Definition(s):

  • (n) the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

Usage(s):

  1. Of these, 246 were against any expurgation; 35 hedged; 24 favored expurgation.
  2. As the passion for expurgation galloped, even the synonyms for bowdlerizing got bowdlerized.
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