troubleshooting Question

Badwords filter, finding only "whole word"

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I have the following that works fine
But it finds also false badword within a longer word
I need to remove "cha"
it will rem it out of" any words cha and more"
but also in this form
"experts exchange" where if finds cha, which is indeed not OK
function unallowed($reply) {
	$star = "*";
	for ($i = 0; $i < sizeof($badwords); $i++) {
		$censored = substr($badwords[$i], 0,1);
		for ($x = 1; $x < strlen($badwords[$i]); $x++) $censored .= $star;
		$reply = str_replace($badwords[$i], $censored, $reply);
	return $reply;

bw.php looks like this:
$badwords = 
array (
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