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mongrelize

[ muhng-gruh-lahyz, mong- ]
/ 藞m蕦艐 gr蓹藢la瑟z, 藞m蓲艐- /
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verb (used with object), mon路grel路ized, mon路grel路iz路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路grel路ise .

Origin of mongrelize

First recorded in 1620鈥30; mongrel + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM mongrelize

mon路grel路i路za路tion, nounmon路grel路iz路er, noun

Words nearby mongrelize

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British Dictionary definitions for mongrelize

mongrelize

mongrelise

/ (藞m蕦艐伞r蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make mixed or mongrel in breed, race, character, kind, etc

Derived forms of mongrelize

mongrelization or mongrelisation, nounmongrelizer or mongreliser, noun
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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