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Bowdlerize   Listen
verb
Bowdlerize  v. t.  (past & past part. bowdlerized; pres. part. bowdlerizing)  To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or modifying the parts considered offensive; to remove morally objectionable parts; said of literary texts.
Synonyms: bowdlerise, expurgate, shorten, cut. "It is a grave defect in the splendid tale of Tom Jones... that a Bowdlerized version of it would be hardly intelligible as a tale."






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Words linked to "Bowdlerize" :   cut, reduce, expurgate, abbreviate, contract, bowdlerizer, abridge, castrate, bowdlerise, foreshorten



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