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Meaning of BASTARDIZE

Pronunciation:  'bastur`dIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  declare a child to be illegitimate
  2. [v]  change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
 

BASTARDIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bastardise, bastardise
 
 See Also: adjudge, corrupt, debase, debauch, declare, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, hold, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         The law is so indulgent as not to bastardize the
         child, if born, though not begotten, in lawful
         wedlock.                              --Blackstone.

2. To beget out of wedlock. [R.] --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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