ex·​pur·​ga·​to·​ri·​al (ˌ)ek-ˌspər-gə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce expurgatorial (audio)
: relating to expurgation or an expurgator : expurgatory

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expurgatorial was in 1807

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“Expurgatorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expurgatorial. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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