- Expunge is defined as to erase or get rid of.
An example of to expunge is to remove all names of underage witnesses from a crime report.
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transitive verb ex·punged, ex·pung·ing, ex·pung·es
- To erase or strike out: “I have corrected some factual slips, expunged some repetitions” (Kenneth Tynan).
- To eliminate completely; annihilate. See Synonyms at erase.
Origin: Latin expungere : ex-, ex- + pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.
- ex·pungˈer noun