airbrush - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleairbrushing
past tenseairbrushed
past participleairbrushed
  1. 1
    to paint something or change a picture or photograph using an airbrush
  2. 2
    to remove published references to a person or event in an attempt to make people think the person was not there or the event did not happen
    airbrush someone/something out of something:

    The real victims have been largely airbrushed out of the picture.