from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take by assault; to storm; to overcome; to vanquish

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To overcome; conquer; take by assault.


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From Old French expugner, from Latin expugnare ("to take by storm").


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  • (verb) - Apparently a blend of expunge and impugn.

    --Louise Pound's "Second Word List from Nebraska," c.1916

    January 17, 2018