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Synonyms for expurgate

Synonyms for expurgate

to examine (material) and remove parts considered harmful or improper for publication or transmission

Synonyms for expurgate

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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The problem, according to Fragnito, was the Congregation's ineffectiveness and inability to properly manage the massive task of assembling, reviewing, expurgating, and reissuing such temporarily suspended books.
He proved so zealous at expurgating texts that to bowdlerize means just that.
Most notably, Roth drove James Joyce to distraction by serializing and expurgating Ulysses without permission in his Two Worlds Monthly (a journal that Roth "devoted to the increase of the gaiety of nations") and then publishing the following year--again without the author's permission--the first American edition of Ulysses.
Huebsch explained that publishing the book first in France, although it would spare Joyce the pain of expurgating his text, might well cost him his American copyright.