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Word – Expunge Word – Expunge
Word – Expunge

Word – Expunge

Expunge – Word of the Day

Meaning:

[verb]: obliterate or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant).

Expungement:
[Noun]: [US] The process by which the record of a criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed.

History:

History dates back to the early 16th century, roughly in 1600. Debated of Latin origin.
From Latin expungere.
In the US, the senate adopted an Expunging resolution in 1837 to remove a resolution which passed in 1834.

Usage:

1. Verb examples – expunge:

1. “Trust me. This psychiatrist will expunge the inferiority complex of John.”
2. “It is upto you to expunge thoughts of your dead mother. Else you will suffer”.
3. Sam tried to expunge the superstitious beliefs from his mother’s mind.
4. The politician tried to expunge untouchability from his society.
5. The criminal tried to expunge all the evidence against him.
6. The saint expunged the deep rooted negativity in Caesar.
7. The scientist thought that his new experiment results will expunge the former beliefs on the theory.
8. The influential politician expunged all the charges against him.
9. The beautiful woman consciously expunged every miniscule trace of pride in her.
10. It was tough to expunge the lending habit in Kim.

2. Noun examples – expungement, expunction:

1. “Trust me. This psychologist is an expert in the expunction of inferiority complex”.
2. The politician was actively involved in the expunction of untouchability from his society.
3. The saint advised about expunction of material desires.
4. The scientist worked on an expunction of old beliefs about the theory.
5. The influential politician ordered an expunction of charges against him.
6. The beautiful woman wanted an expunction of every miniscule trace of pride in her.
7. The policeman ensured that expungement was issued only to prisoners with good conduct.
8. John was worthy of the expungement.

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