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Definition of "bowdlerization" [bowdlerization]

  • The action or instance of bowdlerizing; the omission or removal of material considered vulgar or indecent. (noun)

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Use "bowdlerization" in a sentence
  • "Reuters spoke to Google, and the company responded in a statement that the enforced bowdlerization was indeed intentional:"
  • "For this bowdlerization of the folk tradition -- deeply disrespectful to the people who created it, I may add -- Pete the tireless popularizer of fake folk music bears much of the blame."
  • "How coincidental that the Tate imbroglio should have taken place barely more than a month after the brouhaha stirred by the Yale University Press's bowdlerization of Jytte Klausen's book, "The Cartoons That Shook The World," to be published in November, after having excised the now infamous Danish cartoons as well as Gustave Dore's illustration of Mohammed for Canto 28 of Dante's "Inferno.""