Expurge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Expurge To purge away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expurge To purge away; cleanse by purging.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Expurge to purify, expurgate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. espurgier,. See Expurgate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expurgāre, -ātumex, out, purgāre, to purge.

Usage

In literature:

He thought Ivy was an expurgated edition of Lillian Russell, Madame De Stael, and Mrs. Pankburst.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
But when Herman and Verman set to 't the record must be no more than a few fragments left by the expurgator.
"Penrod" by Booth Tarkington
He translated himself literally, and no expurgation was needed to make the translation suitable for the most innocent eyes.
"Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis" by Various
She was supervised and expurgated, as it were.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It was very manifest that in spite of Wardenham and the EXPURGATOR, we should come into the new Government strongly.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
Joe tried the weather, and the small gossip of the film world, and a judiciously expurgated sketch of his life since he had last seen her.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
With these expurgated it confirms the admirable methods inspired by its unmethodical suggestions.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
That watery matter the two kidneys expurgate by those emulgent veins and ureters.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Billing told her, then, suddenly remembering himself, issued an expurgated edition.
"The Convert" by W.W. Jacobs
Billing told her, then, suddenly remembering himself, issued an expurgated edition.
"Deep Waters, The Entire Collection" by W.W. Jacobs
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In news:

A new expurgated edition of ' Huckleberry Finn ' has got some Twain scholars up in arms.
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In science:

To see that, observe that expurgating bad pairs of codewords results in a code with correlated messages, which is hard to analyze.
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
Instead, what we do is a sort of “partial” expurgation.
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
We expect our typical random coding and expurgated bound to be strictly better than the one in at low rates.
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
Although we have not been able to prove this fact rigorously, in the next section, we show that this is true by numerically evaluating the expurgated bound for different rate pairs.
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
The following table gives numerical values of the random coding exponent of , and the expurgated exponent we have obtained for selected rate pairs.
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
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