Bowdlerize

Bowdlerize [ BOHD-luh'-rahyz ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to expurgate by removing passages or parts of passages considered objectionable
2. derived from Thomas Bowdler English editor of an expurgated version of Shakespeare's works; British spelling: bowdlerise
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The editor of the magazine had the article bowdlerized because of the lurid descriptions that it contained.
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