[ bas-ter-dahyz ]
/ ˈbæs tərˌdaɪz /
verb (used with object), bas·tard·ized, bas·tard·iz·ing.
to lower in condition or worth; debase: hybrid works that neither preserve nor bastardize existing art forms.
to declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
Australian. to harass or humiliate as part of initiation into a college or regiment.
verb (used without object), bas·tard·ized, bas·tard·iz·ing.
to become debased.
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British Dictionary definitions for bastardize
/ (ˈbɑːstəˌdaɪz, ˈbæs-) /
to debase; corrupt
archaic to declare illegitimate
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