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expurgation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expurgation  \Ex`pur*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  expurgatio  justification, 
  excuse:  cf  F.  expurgation.] 
  The  act  of  expurgating,  purging,  or  cleansing;  purification 
  from  anything  noxious,  offensive,  sinful,  or  erroneous. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expurgation 
  n  :  the  deletion  of  all  passages  considered  to  be  indecent  [syn: 
  {bowdlerization},  {bowdlerisation}] 




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