verb (used with object), bowd·ler·ized, bowd·ler·iz·ing.
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Origin of bowdlerize
OTHER WORDS FROM bowdlerizebowd·ler·ism, nounbowd·ler·i·za·tion, nounbowd·ler·iz·er, nounun·bowd·ler·ized, adjective
Words nearby bowdlerize
How to use bowdlerize in a sentence
She should not be allowed to disguise and bowdlerize it to suit the unwelcome tastes she had acquired at school.Joanna Godden|Sheila Kaye-Smith
I have no wish to bowdlerize Sir Richard Steele, his ways and words.Essays|Alice Meynell
This is called "expurgating" the book; but people who disapprove often call it to bowdlerize.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill