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tr.v. blue-pen·ciled, blue-pen·cil·ing, blue-pen·cils also blue-pen·cilled or blue-pen·cil·ling
To edit, revise, or correct with or as if with a blue pencil.
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v.t. -ciled, -cil•ing (esp. Brit.) -cilled, -cil•ling.
to alter, delete, or edit with or as if with a blue pencil.
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Past participle: blue-pencilled
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|Verb||1.||blue-pencil - cut or eliminate; "she edited the juiciest scenes"|
censor - subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
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