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bastardize

[ bas-ter-dahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, bas·tard·ized, bas·tard·iz·ing.
  1. to lower in condition or worth; debase:

    hybrid works that neither preserve nor bastardize existing art forms.

  2. to declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
  3. 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.
  1. to become debased.

bastardize

/ ˈbæs-; ˈbɑːstəˌdaɪz /

verb

  1. to debase; corrupt
  2. archaic.
    to declare illegitimate


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Other Words From

  • bastard·i·zation noun
  • un·bastard·ized adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bastardize1

First recorded in 1580–90; bastard + -ize
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Example Sentences

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.

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.

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