present participle of expiate
as in compensating
to make up for (an offense) Yom Kippur is the holy day on which Jews are expected to expiate sins committed during the past year

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“Expiating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expiating. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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