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vulgarize

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verb vul·gar·ize \ˈvəl-gə-ˌrīz\

Simple Definition of vulgarize

  • : to make (something) worse by making it less formal or more ordinary

Full Definition of vulgarize

vul·gar·izedvul·gar·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to diffuse generally :  popularize

  3. 2 :  to make vulgar :  coarsen

vul·gar·i·za·tion play \ˌvəl-gə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
vul·gar·iz·er play \ˈvəl-gə-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Examples of vulgarize

  1. The movie is a vulgarized version of the original story.

  2. <the composer's masterpiece has been hopelessly vulgarized by its use in countless TV commercials>



1709

First Known Use of vulgarize

1709


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