bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten(verb)
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
"bowdlerize a novel"
To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.
The publisher decided to expurgate the love scene from the book, to make it more child-friendly.
Origin: From expurgatus, perfect passive participle of expurgo.
to purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book
Origin: [L. expurgatus, p. p. of expurgare to purge, purify; ex out, from + purgare to cleanse, purify, purge. See Purge, and cf. Spurge.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks′pur-gāt, or eks-pur′-, v.t. to purge out or render pure: to purify from anything noxious or erroneous.—ns. Expurgā′tion, act of expurgating or purifying: the removal of anything hurtful or evil: exculpation; Expurgator (eks′pur-gā-tor, or eks-pur′ga-tor), one who expurgates or purifies.—adjs. Expurgatō′rial, Expur′gatory, tending to expurgate or purify.—v.t. Expurge′, to purify, expurgate. [L. expurgāre, -ātum—ex, out, purgāre, to purge.]
The numerical value of expurgate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of expurgate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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