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Noun: bowdleriser  'bowd-lu,rI-zu(r) or 'bawd-lu,rI-zu(r)
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: bowdlerizer)
  1. A person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
    "Thomas Bowdler was a famous bowdleriser";
    - expurgator, bowdlerizer

Derived forms: bowdlerisers

Type of: editor, editor in chief