expunge

  • 1expunge — ex·punge /ik spənj/ vt ex·punged, ex·pung·ing: to cancel out or destroy completely expunge the court records of an acquitted defendant ex·punge·ment n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Expunge — Ex*punge ([e^]ks*p[u^]nj ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expunged} ([e^]ks*p[u^]njd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Expunging} ([e^]ks*p[u^]n j[i^]ng).] [L. expungere, expunctum, prick out, expunge, settle an account, execute; ex out + pungere to prick, puncture.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3expunge — To strike out; to obliterate, erase or mark for deletion. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 4expunge — c.1600, from L. expungere prick out, blot out, mark (a name on a list) for deletion by pricking dots above or below it, lit. prick out, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + pungere to prick, stab (see PUNGENT (Cf. pungent)). Related: Expunged;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5expunge — *erase, cancel, efface, obliterate, blot out, delete Analogous words: wipe, eradicate, extirpate (see EXTERMINATE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6expunge — [v] destroy, obliterate abolish, annihilate, annul, black, black out*, blot out, blue pencil*, call all bets off*, call off, cancel, cut, delete, discard, drop, efface, eradicate, erase, exclude, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, gut, kayo*,… …

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  • 7expunge — ► VERB ▪ obliterate or remove completely. DERIVATIVES expungement noun expunger noun. ORIGIN Latin expungere mark for deletion by means of points , from pungere to prick …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8expunge — [ek spunj′, ikspunj′] vt. expunged, expunging [L expungere (pp. expunctus), to mark (with points) for omission, erase < ex , out + pungere, to prick: see POINT] to erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel SYN. ERASE …

    English World dictionary

  • 9expunge — v. (D; tr.) to expunge from * * * [ɪk spʌndʒ] (D; tr.) to expunge from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10expunge — ex|punge [ıkˈspʌndʒ] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: expungere to mark something with small holes to show that it is to be removed , from pungere to make a small hole ] 1.) to remove a name from a list, piece of information, or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11expunge — [[t]ɪkspʌ̱nʤ[/t]] expunges, expunging, expunged VERB If you expunge something, you get rid of it completely, because it causes problems or bad feelings. [FORMAL] [V n] The revolutionaries expunged domestic opposition and mobilized their resources …

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  • 12expunge — UK [ɪkˈspʌndʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms expunge : present tense I/you/we/they expunge he/she/it expunges present participle expunging past tense expunged past participle expunged very formal to remove something completely, especially… …

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  • 13expunge — verb (T) formal 1 to remove a name from a list, piece of information, or book 2 to make someone forget something unpleasant: I tried to expunge the whole episode from my memory …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14expunge the record of — index pardon Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 15expunge — transitive verb (expunged; expunging) Etymology: Latin expungere to mark for deletion by dots, from ex + pungere to prick more at pungent Date: 1602 1. to strike out, obliterate, or mark for deletion 2. to efface completely ; destroy 3. to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16expunge — expunger, n. /ik spunj /, v.t., expunged, expunging. 1. to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate. 2. to efface; wipe out or destroy. [1595 1605; < L expungere to blot out, erase, equiv. to ex EX 1 + pungere to prick] * * * …

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