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Synonyms for bowdlerisation

written material that has been bowdlerized

the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent

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33) Irvine, using the 1799 chapbook text, has less need for emendation; he prints the 'drink' stanza in his endnotes and comments there on Chambers's bowdlerisation and on Scott Douglas's ingenious theory about one of the major differences between the Stewart and Glenriddell texts.
FERNANDEZ QUESADA, Nuria, 'Under the Aegis of the Lord Chamberlain and the Franco Regime: The Bowdlerisation of Waiting for Godot and Endgame', O'Leary, Catherine & Lazaro, Alberto, eds.
Current science and ecology, in whatever bowdlerised forms--and the bowdlerisation itself must be a focus of investigation--increasingly appear in literary works, and we cannot avoid incorporating them into our critical frameworks, any more than we can avoid recognising the impact of Darwin's thought on many late nineteenth-century novels.
Even the secretariat's customary bowdlerisation of cabinet committee minutes can barely disguise the intensity of the language Heath employed in the introduction of his proposal to abolish rpm to the first EPC meeting of the new year.
Time, bowdlerisation and Disney mean we tend to view fairytales as harmless, saccharine stories.