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Daemon
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bowdlerize

(verb) Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.

Synonyms: expurgate, sanitize

Usage: The publisher refused to bowdlerize the classic novel, so the school board voted to place it on the district's banned books list.
Ashwin Vemuri
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bowdlerize

(verb) Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.

Synonyms: expurgate, sanitize

Usage: The publisher refused to bowdlerize the classic novel, so the school board voted to place it on the district's banned books list.
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:49:33 AM

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A made-up word
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named after English physician Thomas Bowdler (1754–1825). In 1818 he published a censored version of William Shakespeare (The Family Shakespeare), expurgating “those words and expressions […] which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family.”
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