Expurgator
Expurgator \Ex"pur*ga`tor\ (?; 277), n. One who expurgates or purifies. [1913 Webster]

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  • expurgator — expurgate ► VERB ▪ remove matter regarded as obscene or unsuitable from (a text or account). DERIVATIVES expurgation noun expurgator noun expurgatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin expurgare cleanse thoroughly …   English terms dictionary

  • expurgator — noun a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator • Syn: ↑bowdlerizer, ↑bowdleriser • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise (for: ↑bowdleriser), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • expurgator — noun see expurgate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expurgator — See expurgation. * * * …   Universalium

  • expurgator — noun One who expurgates …   Wiktionary

  • expurgator — n. purifier, one who removes objectionable material (especially from books) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expurgator — ex·pur·ga·tor …   English syllables

  • expurgator — /ekspargeytar/ One who corrects by expurging …   Black's law dictionary

  • expurgator — /ekspargeytar/ One who corrects by expurging …   Black's law dictionary

  • bowdleriser — noun a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator • Syn: ↑expurgator, ↑bowdlerizer • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise, ↑bowdlerize (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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