HyperDic: expurgator

English > 1 sense of the word expurgator:
NOUNperson expurgator, bowdlerizer, bowdlerisera person who edits a text / text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
English > expurgator: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who edits a text / text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages.
Example"Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator"
Synonymsbowdlerizer, bowdleriser
Broadereditor, editor in chiefA person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication
Verbsexpurgateedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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