censor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"censor" in British English

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censornoun [C]

uk   /ˈsen.sər/  us   /-sɚ/
a ​person whose ​job is to ​readbooks, ​watchfilms, etc. in ​order to ​remove anything ​offensive from them, or who ​readsprivateletters, ​especiallyonessent during ​war or from ​prison, to ​removepartsconsideredunsuitable

censorverb [T]

uk   /ˈsen.sər/  us   /-sɚ/
to ​remove anything ​offensive from ​books, ​films, etc., or to ​removepartsconsideredunsuitable from ​privateletters, ​especiallyonessent during ​war or from a ​prison: The ​book was ​heavily censored when first ​published.
(Definition of censor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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censorverb [T]

 us   /ˈsen·sər/
to ​removeparts of something, such as a ​book, ​movie, or ​letter, that you do not ​want someone to ​see or ​hear: She ​opposesefforts to censor the ​Internet.

censornoun [C]

 us   /ˈsen·sər/
a ​person who censors something
(Definition of censor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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