[ (bohd-luh-reye-zing, bowd-luh-reye-zing) ]
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Amending a book by removing passages and words deemed obscene or objectionable (see obscenity). The name comes from Thomas Bowdler's 1818 edition of the plays of William Shakespeare, which was amended so that it could “be read aloud in a family.”
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How to use bowdlerizing in a sentence
Presumably the authors would have to acquiesce in such bowdlerizing.Three Hours after Marriage|John Gay