bowdlerisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bowdlerisation the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
    • n bowdlerisation written material that has been bowdlerized
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Usage

In literature:

In addition to "bowdlerise," there is "sandwich.
"The Days Before Yesterday" by Lord Frederick Hamilton
Of course it's Bowdlerised as to words, but she manages to get back all that's been taken out in her acting.
"The Woman With The Fan" by Robert Hichens
But Mrs. Batterby could not stand being Bowdlerised, or even translated.
"Princess Mary's Gift Book" by Various
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