[ muhng-gruh-lahyz, mong- ]
/ ˈmʌŋ grəˌlaɪz, ˈmɒŋ- /
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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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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