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3 definitions found
 for bastardize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bastardize \Bas"tard*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bastardized
     (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Bastardizing.]
     1. To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a
        bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The law is so indulgent as not to bastardize the
              child, if born, though not begotten, in lawful
              wedlock.                              --Blackstone.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To beget out of wedlock. [R.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. to change something (for example, art forms) so that its
        value declines; to debase.
  
     Syn: bastardise.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bastardize
      v 1: change something so that its value declines; for example,
           art forms [syn: bastardize, bastardise]
      2: declare a child to be illegitimate [syn: bastardize,
         bastardise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "bastardize":
     adulterate, brutalize, contaminate, corrupt, cut, debase, debauch,
     demoralize, denaturalize, denature, deprave, dilute, doctor,
     doctor up, fortify, lace, pervert, pollute, spike, tamper with,
     vitiate, warp, water, water down
  
  

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