Wednesday’s Word of the Week

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bowdlerize, v.
“trans.┬áTo expurgate (a book or writing), by omitting or modifying words or passages considered indelicate or offensive.”1

Example: The editor had to bowdlerize the text because there were some words that were inappropriate for young children.

1“bowdlerize, v.”. OED Online. December 2013. Oxford University Press. 24 February 2014 <http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/22199?redirectedFrom=bowdlerize>.