from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To erase or strike out: "I have corrected some factual slips, expunged some repetitions” ( Kenneth Tynan).
- transitive v. To eliminate completely; annihilate. See Synonyms at erase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To erase or strike out.
- v. To eliminate completely; annihilate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To blot out, as with pen; to rub out; to efface designedly; to obliterate; to strike out wholly.
- transitive v. To strike out; to wipe out or destroy; to annihilate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mark or blot out, as with a pen; rub out; erase, as words; obliterate.
- Figuratively, to efface; strike out or wipe out; destroy; annihilate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
Latin expungere : ex-, ex- + pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin expungere, present active infinitive of expungo, from ex + pungo. (Wiktionary)