expurgator expurgator


  • (n) a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages



  1. Self-congratulatory, combining limitless prudery with limitless zeal, the expurgator haunted the live authors of the 19th century, and the dead authors of every century previous.
  2. The only member of the family to survive the war, Otto was both custodian of his daughter's legacy, and its expurgator.
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