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expunge

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verb ex·punge \ik-ˈspənj\

Simple Definition of expunge

  • : to remove (something) completely

Full Definition of expunge

ex·pungedex·pung·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike out, obliterate, or mark for deletion

  3. 2 :  to efface completely :  destroy

  4. 3 :  to eliminate (as a memory) from one's consciousness

ex·pung·er noun

Examples of expunge

  1. <time and the weather have expunged any evidence that a thriving community once existed here>



Origin of expunge

Latin expungere to mark for deletion by dots, from ex- + pungere to prick — more at pungent


First Known Use: 1602



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