verb (used with object), bowd·ler·ized, bowd·ler·iz·ing.
Words nearby bowdlerize
Origin of bowdlerize
OTHER WORDS FROM bowdlerizebowd·ler·ism, nounbowd·ler·i·za·tion, nounbowd·ler·iz·er, nounun·bowd·ler·ized, adjective
Examples from the Web for bowdlerize
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