Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Expunge"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Expunge \Ex*punge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expunged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Expunging}.] [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 expugne an offense. --Sandys.

Expugne the whole, or lop th' excrescent parts.

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v : remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this
remark from the record" [syn: {strike}, {excise}]

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