1‘he crossed out the expletives in Sheridan and bowdlerized ‘Macbeth’’
expurgate, censor, blue-pencil, cut, edit, redact
make cuts to, delete parts of, make deletions in
purge, purify, sanitize, make presentable, make acceptable, make palatable, water down, emasculate
informal clean up
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.