When you edit out the parts of a book you consider to be inappropriate, this is an example of a time when you expurgate.
transitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
- to remove passages considered obscene or otherwise objectionable from (a book, etc.)
- to expunge (objectionable material) from; delete
Origin of expurgatefrom Classical Latin expurgatus, past participle of expurgare, to purge, cleanse from ex-, out + purgare, purge
transitive verbex·pur·gat·ed, ex·pur·gat·ing, ex·pur·gates
Origin of expurgateLatin expūrgāre expūrgāt- to purify ex- intensive pref. ; see ex- . pūrgāre to cleanse ; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present expurgates, present participle expurgating, simple past and past participle expurgated)
From Latin expurgātus, perfect passive participle of expurgō (“cleanse thoroughly”).