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bowdlerize - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bowdlerize

(verb) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
Example Sentence
  • bowdlerize a novel

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bowdlerize

Word Root - Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), English editor who censored and published Shakespeare's writings for family reading.
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by satyanand

note 'bow' sound in it.. relate it to your dog. Imagine, you are recording a tape. your dog barked twice or thrice in between.. you will edit and omit it because its indelicate
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by jothivarman

BORDERLIZE by BULLDOZERIZE (removie indelicate or extra parts)
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by bugmenot

bowdlerize it's ending sounds like re-size.make it shorten
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by ankita123

you modified your bowling style and bowled or omit the batsman out of the game.
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bowdlerize = bawdy + 'del'erize i.e delete and edit all the bawdy (obscene) parts
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by shalnew

Sounds like 'Bulldozer' which is used to remove unwanted parts.
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by saketagrawal123

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