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red-skinned onion
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redaction
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redate
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redback vole

Redact definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REDACT', v.t. [L. redactus, redigo; red, re, and ago.]
To force; to reduce to form. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication [syn: redact, redactor, reviser, rewriter, rewrite man] v
1: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language" [syn: frame, redact, cast, put, couch]
2: prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages" [syn: edit, redact]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin redactus, past participle of redigere Date: 15th century 1. to put in writing ; frame 2. to select or adapt (as by obscuring or removing sensitive information) for publication or release; broadly edit 3. to obscure or remove (text) from a document prior to publication or release

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. put into literary form; edit for publication. Derivatives: redactor n. Etymology: L redigere redact- (as RE-, agere bring)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Redact Re*dact" (r?*d?kt"), v. t. [L. redactus, p. p. of redigere; pref. red-, re-, again, back + agere to put in motion, to drive.] To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.



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