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bastardize

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verb bas·tard·ize \ˈbas-tər-ˌdīz\

Simple Definition of bastardize

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

Full Definition of bastardize

bas·tard·izedbas·tard·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce from a higher to a lower state or condition :  debase

  3. 2 :  to declare or prove to be a bastard

  4. 3 :  to modify especially by introducing discordant or disparate elements

bas·tard·i·za·tion play \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.



1587

First Known Use of bastardize

1587



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