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Verb: bowdlerise  'bawd-lu,rIz or 'bowd-lu,rIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: bowdlerize)
  1. Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    "bowdlerise a novel";
    - bowdlerize, expurgate, castrate, shorten

Derived forms: bowdlerised, bowdlerises, bowdlerising

Type of: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

Encyclopedia: Bowdlerise