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to examine (material) and remove parts considered harmful or improper for publication or transmission

Synonyms for bowdlerize

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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I would not, however, stop a young person reading the books if they enjoyed the stories any more than stopping them from reading the bowdlerised Walt Disney tales.
She examines the spiritual diaries kept by some Anglican and non-conformist women to interpret educated women's response to the loss of a child, although she cautions that many were edited or bowdlerised by a male and contrasts them with the autobiographies those same women produced.
WE LIVE in an age when our language is being surreptitiously sanitised, neutralised, bowdlerised and emasculated by just about anybody with an etymological axe to grind.
Dr Coltman uses several case studies to trace exactly how these images from antiquity were copied, plagiarised and bowdlerised, marble statues reinvented in bronze, then cast in plaster, or reduced and altered to fit inside some Palladian niche.
The warped and bowdlerised tones of Greensleeves and The Sting, howling out on a quiet Sunday afternoon, are enough to make me wish I had a shotgun.
Keynes, in his charming way, set Say up as a fall guy in the General Theory, presenting a severely bowdlerised version of the 'law of markets'.
Anything other than 'polite naturalism' was liable to be bowdlerised or banned outright by the dutiful if rather philistine employees of the Lord Chamberlain and even plays such as Ibsen's Ghosts or Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author -- which are now routinely taught in schools -- were, for many years, deemed to be unsuitable for public performance.
The Cashman report only retains six such exceptions (in other words half the number put forward by the Council) and wants a bowdlerised version of such documents to be made available in any case.
This wartime weepie was heavily bowdlerised from the original play, prostitution not being the easiest subject to bring to the screen in Hollywood's Golden Age.