Synonyms of 'bowdlerize'
censorDictionary, cut, clean upShe had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
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If you cut a text, broadcast, or performance, you shorten it. If you cut a part of a text, broadcast, or performance, you do not publish, broadcast, or perform that part.
The audience wants more music and less drama, so we've cut some scenes.
If someone expurgates a piece of writing, they remove parts of it before it is published because they think those parts will offend or shock people.
The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.
Thesaurus for bowdlerize from the Collins English Thesaurus
To bowdlerize a book or film means to take parts of it out before publishing it or showing it.