censored

adjective
\ ˈsen(t)-sərd How to pronounce censored (audio) \

Definition of censored

: suppressed, altered, or deleted as objectionable : subjected to censorship … the annual announcement of the list of censored stories is a genuine media event …— William Powers … during the nineteenth century intellectuals would meet to read a variety of foreign newspapers, searching for information withheld from the heavily censored press.— Michael Balter

First Known Use of censored

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Censored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/censored. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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