[ muhng-gruh-lahyz, mong- ]
/ ˈmʌŋ grəˌlaɪz, ˈmɒŋ- /
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verb (used with object), mon·grel·ized, mon·grel·iz·ing.
to subject (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, especially with one considered inferior.
to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources of origin of (people, animals, or things).
to make debased or impure: The French they speak is mongrelized.
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Also especially British, mon·grel·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM mongrelizemon·grel·i·za·tion, nounmon·grel·iz·er, noun
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Furthermore, the Indian degenerates from another cause—mongrelization.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for mongrelize
/ (ˈmʌŋɡrəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to make mixed or mongrel in breed, race, character, kind, etc
Derived forms of mongrelizemongrelization or mongrelisation, nounmongrelizer or mongreliser, noun
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