英 [ɪk'spʌn(d)ʒ; ek-]
1. 构词原理与 extinguish、extinction 差不多。
ex-, 向外。-pung, 刺，词源同pungent, point. 即拔刺，拔掉，删除。
- expunge: see punctuation
- expunge (v.)
- c. 1600, from Latin expungere "prick out, blot out, mark (a name on a list) for deletion" by pricking dots above or below it, literally "prick out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pungere "to prick, stab" (see pungent). According to OED, taken by early lexicographers in English to "denote actual obliteration by pricking;" it adds that the sense probably was influenced by sponge. Related: Expunged; expunging.
- 1. The experience was something he had tried to expunge from his memory.
- 2. The juvenile court may expunge or destroy the records of a juvenile at any time.
- 3. He could not expunge the incident from his memory.
- 4. Wonder when to expunge that kitchen sponge from your life?
- 5. Remember that you can expunge anything you find undesirable.
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