1. expunge

verb. ['ɪkˈspʌndʒ'] remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.


  • scratch
  • excise
  • cancel
  • delete


  • gladden
  • lose
  • defend
  • roughen


  • expungere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Expunge

  • sponge
  • plunge
  • grunge
  • younge
  • runge
  • lunge
  • bunge

How do you pronounce expunge?

Pronounce expunge as ɪkˈspənʤ.

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Sentences with expunge

1. Noun, singular or mass
It is possible to seal or “expunge” a misdemeanor from a criminal record.

2. Verb, base form
With a pardon, you can also ask a court to expunge your records relating to the offense.

Quotes about expunge

1. Calling sex by its name thereafter [the 17th c.] became more difficult and more costly. As if in order to gain mastery of it in reality, it had first been necessary to subjugate it at the level of language, control its free circulation in speech, expunge it from the things that were said, and extinguish the words that rendered it too visibly present.
- Michel Foucault