verb (used with object), red-penciled, red-penciling or (especially British) red-pencilled, red-pencilling.
to delete, censor, correct, or abridge (written material) with or as if with a pencil having a red lead:
His book was heavily red-penciled before it got clearance.
verb -cils, -cilling, -cilled (US) -cils, -ciling, -ciled
(transitive) to revise or correct (a book, manuscript, etc)


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