bowdlerize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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bowdlerizeverb [T]

disapproving (UK usually bowdlerise) uk   us   /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 ​horribly bowdlerized.
(Definition of bowdlerize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bowdlerize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 删节,删改…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刪節,刪改…
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