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bastardize

Definition of bastardize

Etymology

    bastard + -ize

Alternative spellings

Verb

to bastardize (third-person singular simple present bastardizes, present participle bastardizing, simple past and past participle bastardized)

  1. To claim or demonstrate that someone is a bastard.
  2. To reduce from a higher to a lower state; to debase.
  3. To introduce debased elements into.

Synonyms

  • (introduce debased elements into): mongrelize

References:

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