HyperDic: bowdlerise

English > 1 sense of the word bowdlerise:
VERBchangebowdlerise, bowdlerize, expurgate, castrate, shortenedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
English > bowdlerise: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey won't bowdlerise the story
Synonymsbowdlerize, expurgate, castrate, shorten
Broaderabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Spanishexpurgar
Catalanexpurgar
NounsBowdlerEnglish editor who in 1818 published an expurgated edition of the works of Shakespeare (1754-1825)
bowdlerisationthe act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
bowdlerisationwritten material that has been bowdlerized
bowdlerisera person who edits a text / text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages

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