Definition of exsculpo, exculpo
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LNS
exsculpō, exsculpere, exsculpsī, exsculptus
exculpō, exculpere, exculpsī, exculptus
ex, sculpo, culpo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. To dig out, cut out, chisel out, carve
  2. to get out, elicit, extort
  3. To scratch out, erase
Abbreviations
ex-sculpo (exculp-), psi, ptum, 3, v. a. To dig out, cut out, chisel out, carve. Lit.: terram unde exsculpserant, fossam vocabant, Varr. L. L. 5, ยง 143 Mull.: foramina arborum exsculpta digitos sex. Cato, R. R. 18, 2: nescio quid e quercu exsculpseram, quod videretur simile simulacri, Cic. Att. 13, 28, 2: signum ex molari lapide, Quint. 2, 19, 3; cf. id. 2, 4, 7.

— Transf., prov.: leoni esurienti ex ore exsculpere praedam, said of any thing exceedingly difficult or daring, Lucil. ap. Non. 102, 22.

— Trop., to get out, elicit, extort: ex aliquo verum, Ter. Eun. 4, 4, 45: in quaestione vix exsculpsi, ut diceret, obtained, Plaut. Cist. 2, 2, 6.

—* To scratch out, erase: hos versus Lacedaemonii exsculpserunt, Nep. Paus. 1, 4.
 
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