Definition of censor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

censor

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈsensə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they censor
BrE BrE//ˈsensə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensər//
 
he / she / it censors
BrE BrE//ˈsensəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensərz//
 
past simple censored
BrE BrE//ˈsensəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensərd//
 
past participle censored
BrE BrE//ˈsensəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensərd//
 
-ing form censoring
BrE BrE//ˈsensərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensərɪŋ//
 
 
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censor something to remove the parts of a book, film/movie, etc. that are considered to be offensive, immoral or a political threat The news reports had been heavily censored. The media may be censored, especially on defence issues. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (referring to magistrates in ancient Rome who held censuses and supervised public morals): from Latin, from censere ‘assess’.
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