Definition of bowdlerized in English:

bowdlerized

adjective

(British bowdlerised)
  • (of a text or account) having had material considered improper or offensive removed.

    • ‘a bowdlerized version of the story’

Pronunciation

bowdlerized

/ˈbōdləˌrīzd/ /ˈboʊdləˌraɪzd/ /ˈboudləˌrīzd/ /ˈbaʊdləˌraɪzd/

Origin

Late 19th century from the name of Dr Thomas Bowdler (1754–1825), who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare in 1818.