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.
to become debased.
- Also especially British, bas·tard·ise .
- bas·tard·i·za·tion, noun
- un·bas·tard·ized, adjective
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How to use bastardize in a sentence
To bastardize the bands Pablo Cruise or Yes, love will always find a way.
Rather than getting yeast to pump out insulin, for example, the cell could produce a bastardized, non-working version, or just die off.How Machine Learning Made Hops-Free Hoppy Beer (and Other SynBio Wonders) Possible | Shelly Fan | October 6, 2020 | Singularity Hub
A bastardized version of the memory, generated by the network itself based on past experiences, was sufficient to give the algorithm a hefty memory boost.How a Memory Quirk of the Human Brain Can Galvanize AI | Shelly Fan | September 28, 2020 | Singularity Hub
British Dictionary definitions for bastardize
to debase; corrupt
archaic to declare illegitimate
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