Expurgatory Index. See Index Expurgatorius, under Index.

(Ex*purge") v. t. [Cf. OF. espurgier. See Expurgate.] To purge away. [Obs.] Milton.

(Ex*quire") v. t. [L. exquirere. See Exquisite.] To search into or out. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Ex"qui*site) a. [L. exquisitus, p. p. of exquirere to search out; ex out + quarere to seek, search. See Quest.]

Expulser to Extensible

(Ex*puls"er) n. An expeller. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

(Ex*pul"sion) n. [L. expulsio, fr. expellere: cf. F. expulsion. See Expel.]

1. The act of expelling; a driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership, association, etc.

The expulsion of the Tarquins.

2. The state of being expelled or driven out.

(Ex*pul"sive) a. [Cf. F. expulsif.] Having the power of driving out or away; serving to expel.

The expulsive power of a new affection.

(Ex*punc"tion) n. [L. expunctio execution, performance, from expungere. See Expunge.] The act of expunging or erasing; the condition of being expunged. Milton.

(Ex*punge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expunged (- punjd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Expunging (- pun"jing).] [L. expungere, expunctum, prick out, expunge, settle an account, execute; ex out + pungere to prick, puncture. See Pungent.]

1. To blot out, as with pen; to rub out; to efface designedly; to obliterate; to strike out wholly; as, to expunge words, lines, or sentences.

2. To strike out; to wipe out or destroy; to annihilate; as, to expunge an offense. Sandys.

Expunge the whole, or lop th' excrescent parts.

Syn. — To efface; erase; obliterate; strike out; destroy; annihilate; cancel.

(Ex"pur*gate) (eks"pur*gat or eks*pûr"gat; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expurgated (- ga"ted); p. pr. & vb. n. Expurgating ] [L. expurgatus, p. p. of expurgare to purge, purify; ex out, from + purgare to cleanse, purify, purge. See Purge, and cf. Spurge.] To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.

(Ex`pur*ga"tion) n. [L. expurgatio justification, excuse: cf. F. expurgation.] The act of expurgating, purging, or cleansing; purification from anything noxious, offensive, sinful, or erroneous. Milton.

(Ex"pur*ga`tor) n. One who expurgates or purifies.

(Ex*pur`ga*to"ri*al) a. Tending or serving to expurgate; expurgatory. Milman.

(Ex*pur`ga*to"ri*ous) a. Expurgatory. [Obs.] "Expurgatorious indexes." Milton.

(Ex*pur"ga*to*ry) a. [Cf. F. expurgatoire.] Serving to purify from anything noxious or erroneous; cleansing; purifying. "Expurgatory animadversions." Sir T. Browne.

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