expurgatorial

adjective
ex·​pur·​ga·​to·​ri·​al | \ (ˌ)ek-ˌspər-gə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce expurgatorial (audio) \

Definition of expurgatorial

: relating to expurgation or an expurgator : expurgatory

First Known Use of expurgatorial

1807, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about expurgatorial

Time Traveler for expurgatorial

Time Traveler

The first known use of expurgatorial was in 1807

See more words from the same year

Statistics for expurgatorial

Cite this Entry

“Expurgatorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expurgatorial. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

Comments on expurgatorial

What made you want to look up expurgatorial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!