Latin. To erase or destroy. This is the process of wiping out data from a criminal record. - vb. To blot out, as with pen; to rub out; to efface designedly; to obliterate; to strike out wholly; as, to expunge words, lines, or sentences. To strike out; to wipe out or destroy; to annihilate; as, to expunge an offense.
Syn. - To efface; erase; obliterate; strike out; destroy; annihilate; cancel.