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expunge | expungable | expungement

expunge expungable expungement
remove completely
  • How to Memorize
    • expunge - erase
  • Analysis

    The term ‘expunge’ is typically used in two main ways. Firstly, to express erasing something, usually a name, from a list, record, or book. Secondly, to describe eliminating from one’s consciousness something that causes problems or bad feelings, such as a painful memory or troubling thought.

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  • Example(s)
    1. That was a harrowing time in my life, and I’ve done all I can to expunge it from my memory.

    2. The informant wanted to make a deal to have her criminal record deleted in exchange for her testimony, but the police said that it wasn’t expungable.

    3. I find that meditation helps with the expungement of negative thoughts.