Day-142 (Bowdlerize)

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Word:
              Bowdlerize

Status:
             Verb(transitive)

Meaning:
              To change(a book, play, movie, etc) by removing parts that may be offensive for some people.

Sentences:
1) The theatre management bowdlerized the play, by removing offensive language.
2) A bowdlerized version of "Gulliver's Travels" was printed to make it unobjectionable for children.

Origin:
              Thomas Bowdler who was an 1825 English editor.

First use:
               1836

Synonyms:
                expurgate, censor, clean(up), launder, red-pencil

Antonyms:
                approve, authorise, sanction.

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