bowdlerization
noun see bowdlerize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bowdlerization — owdlerization n. the deletion of all passages considered to be indecent. Syn: bowdlerisation, expurgation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowdlerization — index censorship Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bowdlerization — (Amer.) n. bowdlerisation, literary censorship; written work that has been bowdlerized (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare s works) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bowdlerization — Bowdlerize Bowd ler*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowdlerized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowdlerizing}.] [After Dr. Thomas Bowdler, an English physician, who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare in 1818.] To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowdlerization — See bowdlerism. * * * …   Universalium

  • bowdlerization — noun The action or instance of bowdlerizing; the omission or removal of material considered vulgar or indecent. Syn: expurgation See Also: bowdlerize …   Wiktionary

  • bowdlerization — bowd·ler·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • bowdlerization — noun 1. written material that has been bowdlerized • Syn: ↑bowdlerisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑bowdlerise (for: ↑bowdlerisation), ↑bowdlerize • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tobacco bowdlerization — occurs when a publisher or government agency expurgates a photograph, text, or video document to remove images and references to consuming tobacco products. It often occurs in conjunction with traditional restrictions on tobacco advertising, and… …   Wikipedia

  • bowdlerizations — bowdlerization (Amer.) n. bowdlerisation, literary censorship; written work that has been bowdlerized (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare s works) …   English contemporary dictionary

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