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bastardize

bas·tard·ize

bastardize

 
pronunciation:
bae str daIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bastardized, bastardizes, bastardizing
definition 1: to prove (a person) to be a bastard.
definition 2: to lower in value; debase.
The wine quality was bastardized by the new ingredient.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become debased.
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derivation: bastardization (n.)