book burning

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noun

the destruction of writings of which the subject, the view of the author, or the like is considered politically or socially objectionable: used as a means of censorship or oppression.

Nearby words

  1. boohoo,
  2. boojie,
  3. boojum tree,
  4. book,
  5. book bag,
  6. book club,
  7. book clubs,
  8. book end,
  9. book gill,
  10. book group

Origin of book burning

First recorded in 1890–95

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