un·​ex·​pur·​gat·​ed ˌən-ˈek-spər-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce unexpurgated (audio)
: not having potentially offensive or otherwise objectionable parts removed : not expurgated
an unexpurgated edition

Examples of unexpurgated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By using the unexpurgated versions of Mao’s orders contained in the provincial archives, Dikotter traces the blame for these outrages directly to Mao. Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 21 Oct. 2013 The unexpurgated soundtrack will be available as a limited-edition, double-vinyl set, as well as digitally with a Dolby Atmos mix by guitarist Jerry Harrison and E.T. Thorngren, who mixed the original album. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 7 July 2023 McSweeney’s unexpurgated speech is available on the BAFTA YouTube channel. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 15 May 2023 Sturgis quotes extensively from the unexpurgated trial transcript, first published in 2003, by Wilde’s grandson, the scholar Merlin Holland. The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 For his unexpurgated comments, check out the video. John Greathouse, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 For their unexpurgated comments, check out the video. John Greathouse, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Readers had to wait another half-century for the Library of America, a nonprofit that publishes classic American literature in authoritative new editions, to release an unexpurgated version. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 Those are the songs Monét is writing, mostly with her main muse, Ariana Grande, the biggest pop star with the most feels to share: raw emotion ripped from text messages and plopped, practically unexpurgated, onto a trap beat. Allison P. Davis, Billboard, 13 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unexpurgated was in 1882

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“Unexpurgated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexpurgated. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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