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expugnātĭo , ōnis, f. expugno,
I.the taking of a place by assault, carrying by storm, storming: “urbis,Caes. B. G. 7, 36, 1: “oppidi,Suet. Claud. 21: “Mytilenarum,id. Caes. 2; cf.: “ut ipsorum adventus in urbes sociorum non multum ab hostili expugnatione differant,Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 5, 13: castrorum, Caes. B. G. 6, 41, 1.—In plur.: “nocturnae aedium,Cic. Att. 11, 23, 3: “nunc acie, nunc expugnationibus,Vell. 2, 98, 1.
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