bowdlerism :

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  • n  censorship in the form of prudish expurgation

  • Yet he assumes that the source emotion of bowdlerism is still very much with us: "Delicacy has never died," he says, "and never will.
  • To carry cholera, water supplies must be contaminated by human fecal matter, or, if you prefer another bowdlerism, human excrement.

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