tr.v. ex·punged, ex·pung·ing, ex·pung·es
1. To erase, delete, or strike out: expunged their names from the list.
2. To eliminate completely; wipe out: a government's attempt to expunge dissidents. See Synonyms at erase.
[Latin expungere : ex-, ex- + pungere, to prick; see peuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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