book burning

noun

Definition of book burning

: destruction of writing or pictures regarded as politically or socially harmful or subversive or produced by persons whose ideas or acts are so regarded

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First Known Use of book burning

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of book burning was circa 1722

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“Book burning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/book%20burning. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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