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ex-pūrgō āvī, ātus, āre,

to purge, cleanse, purify: me, i. e. cure of poetic ecstasy, H. — Fig.: expurgandus est sermo.—To clear from censure, exculpate, vindicate, justify, excuse: me, T.: sese parum, fail to vindicate, S.: expurgaturum (obiecta) adseverans, Ta.—Supin. abl.: non facilest expurgatu, T.

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