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

Derived forms: bowdlerized, bowdlerizes, bowdlerizing

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

Encyclopedia: Bowdlerize