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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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Stage stalwarts regularly rolled their eyes about misguided casting, or maybe the bowdlerizing of plays like "Tobacco Road.
Having served in the Royal Navy, circled the globe twice by sea and seen the magnificence and fury of Biscay and Cape Horn, I sympathize with your readers who deplore the bowdlerizing of the seafarers' hymn, Eternal Father (September and October letters).
Peralta's documentary about '70s skateboarding in Santa Monica, meanwhile suffering from the popularizing surf film's usual problems, including bowdlerizing and a cumbersome, IMAX title.
Leftwing censors, to this day, insist on bowdlerizing Twain's text by deleting the language he used and replacing it with something less controversial.
But what emerges almost incidentally in the editor's account of Henniker's bowdlerizing of Hardy's phrases is the uniqueness of the latter's style.