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mongrelize

[muhng-gruh-lahyz, mong-] /ˈmʌŋ grəˌlaɪz, ˈmɒŋ-/
verb (used with object), mongrelized, mongrelizing.
1.
to subject (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, especially with one considered inferior.
2.
to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources of origin of (people, animals, or things).
3.
to make debased or impure:
The French they speak is mongrelized.
Also, especially British, mongrelise.
Origin of mongrelize
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; mongrel + -ize
Related forms
mongrelization, noun
mongrelizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mongrelize

mongrelize

/ˈmʌŋɡrəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make mixed or mongrel in breed, race, character, kind, etc
Derived Forms
mongrelization, mongrelisation, noun
mongrelizer, mongreliser, noun
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