Language and literature

expurgate
(v)
EX-pǝr-gate
Meaning

remove offensive parts of a book, film, etcetera

1st Sample Sentence

The supreme court ruled that the book could be published in India on the condition that the publisher must first expurgate everything that might offend anyone.

Root

e ex (out, away)#purus (pure) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Expurgate - divide this word into (expel+ur+gate), you always expel the waste from your gate to make your home 'clean' and 'purified'. purge is to cleanse or make pure EXPURGATE = EXPEL + PURGE

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