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  • n  a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
    Thomas Bowdler was a famous expurgator

  • 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.
  • 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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