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bastardize

verb bas·tard·ize \ˈbas-tər-ˌdīz\

: to produce a poor copy or version of (something)

bas·tard·izedbas·tard·iz·ing

Full Definition of BASTARDIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to reduce from a higher to a lower state or condition :  debase
2
:  to declare or prove to be a bastard
3
:  to modify especially by introducing discordant or disparate elements
bas·tard·i·za·tion \ˌbas-tər-də-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of BASTARDIZE

  1. It's a shame to see how Hollywood has bastardized the novel.
  2. The restaurant serves a bastardized version of the classic French dish.

First Known Use of BASTARDIZE

1587

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