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censor

noun [C] uk   /ˈsen.sər/  us   /-sɚ/
a person whose job is to read books, watch films, etc. in order to remove anything offensive from them, or who reads private letters, especially ones sent during war or from prison, to remove parts considered unsuitable

censor

verb [T] uk   /ˈsen.sər/  us   /-sɚ/
to remove anything offensive from books, films, etc., or to remove parts considered unsuitable from private letters, especially ones sent during war or from a prison: The book was heavily censored when first published.
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