Expunge definition

ĭk-spŭnj
To eliminate completely; wipe out.

A government's attempt to expunge dissidents.

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To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel.
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To erase, delete, or strike out.

Expunged their names from the list.

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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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To erase or strike out.
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To eliminate completely; annihilate.
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Origin of expunge

  • Latin expungere ex- ex- pungere to prick peuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin expungere, present active infinitive of expungo, from ex + pungo.

    From Wiktionary