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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To examine written material and to hold back anything thought not right for people to see or hear. Someone whose job is to examine books, films, letters etc and remove anything considered to be offensive, morally harmful, or politically dangerous.

Usage examples (38)
  • Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.
  • Could you please consider a per-account setting to disable the word censor in phpBB?
  • My daily actions do not fall under any traditional definition of the word censor or censorship.
  • It is somewhat similar to the exiting word censor however the word censor doesn't allow extra code. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "censer" is an incense burner, a "censor" is a person who suppresses ideas or materials, to "censure" is to blame or disapprove, while a "sensor" is a device that detects automatically.
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