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English → English (WordNet) Definition: bowdlerize bowdlerize v : edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; “bowdlerize a novel” [syn: bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Bowdlerizing Bowdlerize \Bowd"ler*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowdlerized; p. pr. & vb. n. Bowdlerizing.] [After Dr. Thomas Bowdler, an English physician, who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare in 1818.] To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or modifying the parts considered offensive; to remove morally objectionable parts; -- said of literary texts. Syn: bowdlerise, expurgate, shorten, cut. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] It is a grave defect in the splendid tale of Tom Jones . . . that a Bowdlerized version of it would be hardly intelligible as a tale. --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster] -- Bowd`ler*i*za"tion, n. -- Bowd"ler*ism, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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