bowdlerize[bo̵ud′lər īz′, bōd′-]
bowdlerize definition by Webster's New World
bowdlerize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb bowd·ler·ized, bowd·ler·iz·ing, bowd·ler·iz·es
To remove material that is considered offensive or objectionable from (a book, for example).
Origin: After Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare in 1818.
- bowdˈler·ism noun
- bowdˌler·i·zaˈtion noun
- bowdˈler·izˌer noun