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English definition of “bowdlerize”

bowdlerize

verb [T] disapproving (UK usually bowdlerise)     /ˈbaʊd.lə.raɪz/
to remove words or parts from a book , play , or film that are considered to be unsuitable or offensive : The version of the play that I saw had been dreadfully bowdlerized.Editing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishingRemoving and extracting
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