To remove material that is considered offensive or objectionable from (a book, for example); expurgate.
To remove passages considered offensive from (a book, play, etc.)
Alternative form of bowdlerize.
Alternative Form of bowdlerize - bowdlerise
Origin of bowdlerize
- After Thomas Bowdler (1754–1825), who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare in 1818
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition