bastardize

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verb bas·tard·ize \ˈba-stər-ˌdīz\

Definition of bastardize

bastardized

;

bastardizing

  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

bastardization

play \ˌbas-tər-də-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of bastardize in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of bastardize

1bastard + -ize


First Known Use: 1587


BASTARDIZE Defined for English Language Learners

bastardize

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verb bas·tard·ize \ˈba-stər-ˌdīz\

Definition of bastardize for English Language Learners

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



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