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bastardize

[ bas-ter-dahyz ]
/ 藞b忙s t蓹r藢da瑟z /
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verb (used with object), bas路tard路ized, bas路tard路iz路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路tard路ized, bas路tard路iz路ing.
to become debased.
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Also especially British, bas路tard路ise .

Origin of bastardize

First recorded in 1580鈥90; bastard + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM bastardize

bas路tard路i路za路tion, nounun路bas路tard路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bastardize

bastardize

bastardise

/ (藞b蓱藧st蓹藢da瑟z, 藞b忙s-) /

verb (tr)
to debase; corrupt
archaic to declare illegitimate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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