Expunge



[ik-spuhnj] /ɪkˈspʌndʒ/

verb (used with object), expunged, expunging.
1.
to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate.
2.
to efface; wipe out or destroy.
/ɪkˈspʌndʒ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to delete or erase; blot out; obliterate
2.
to wipe out or destroy
v.

c.1600, from Latin expungere “prick out, blot out, mark (a name on a list) for deletion” by pricking dots above or below it, literally “prick out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + pungere “to prick, stab” (see pungent). Related: Expunged; expunging.

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