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The dict-ified word of the day is bowdlerize

| source : web1913 | Bowdlerize \Bowd"ler*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowdlerized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowdlerizing}.] [After Dr. Thomas Bowdler, an English physician, who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare in 1818.] To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or modifying the parts considered offensive. It is a grave defect in the splendid tale of Tom Jones . . . that a Bowlderized version of it would be hardly intelligible as a tale. --F. Harrison. -- {Bowd`ler*i*za"tion}, n. -- {Bowd"ler*ism}, n. | source : wn | bowdlerize v : edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel" [syn: {bowdlerise}, {expurgate}, {shorten}]

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