an official who examines books, films, news, etc. that are about to be published and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.
the report was approved by the military censors
examine (a book, film, etc.) officially and suppress unacceptable parts of it.
the report had been censored ‘in the national interest’
cut,delete,delete parts of,redact,make cuts in,blue-pencil,unpublish,examine,inspect,edit,make changes to,make acceptable,expurgate,bowdlerize,sanitize,clean up