Synonyms for bowdlerize

Synonyms for (verb) bowdlerize

Synonyms: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, shorten, expurgate

Definition: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

Usage: bowdlerize a novel

Similar words: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten

Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

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