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    whited-out + blackened

    Hi everyone
    May I ask the meaning of bolded words.please someone explaine me
    Thanks

    she was finally given some files, many blackened or whited-out and nothing really of consequence

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    Re: whited-out + blackened

    Some has made it impossible to read parts of the files, either by applying black pen or a white liquid that covers the text below. "White Out" is a brand name, I believe, but widely used to mean "correction fluid."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: whited-out + blackened

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Some has made it impossible to read parts of the files, either by applying black pen or a white liquid that covers the text below. "White Out" is a brand name, I believe, but widely used to mean "correction fluid."
    In BrE, the brand name which has come to be used as a verb in its own right is "Tippex".

    He tippexed out the bits he didn't want anyone to read.

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    #4

    Re: whited-out + blackened

    In the last few years, especially - in the UK - since the Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the word 'redacted' has become quite common. The files were 'heavily redacted'. (Of course, the word existed long before that, but it's become a lot more common recently; and unlike cognates in other languages (e.g. rédacteur) it has the implication of obliterating rather than just editing.)

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    Re: whited-out + blackened

    blackened or whited-out

    she was finally given some files, many censored to the point of no value.

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