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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 unsuitablePeople who analyse and judge


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.Forbidding and banning things
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