bowdlerise

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To remove those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar or adult in nature

the bowdlerised version of the text, while free of vulgarity, was also free of flavour.

To remove those parts of a text considered to be damaging to an authority
bowdlerize: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
{f} bowdlerize, censor literature, modify a written work by abridging in content, change a written work by distorting in style or content (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare's works)
bowdlerize
to expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages
bowdlerize
To purge literature of all possibly offensive or morally impure material
bowdlerize
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel
bowdlerize
bowd·ler·ize bowdlerizes bowdlerizing bowdlerized in BRIT, also use bowdlerise disapproval To bowdlerize a book or film means to take parts of it out before publishing it or showing it. I'm bowdlerizing it -- just slightly changing one or two words so listeners won't be upset. a bowdlerised version of the song. to remove all the parts of a book, play etc that you think might offend someone - used to show disapproval (Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), English editor who removed impolite words from Shakespeare's plays)
bowdlerize
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
bowdlerize
To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or modifying the parts considered offensive
bowdlerize
{f} bowdlerise, censor literature, modify a written work by abridging in content, change a written work by distorting in style or content (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare's works)
bowdlerize
To remove those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly
bowdlerise

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    () From Thomas Bowdler who in 1818 published a censored version of Shakespeare, expurgating "those words and expressions which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family."

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