Meaning of bastardize


Pronunciation: (bas'tur-dīz"), [key]
— v., -ized, iz•ing.
  1. to lower in condition or worth; debase: hybrid works that neither preserve nor bastardize existing art forms.
  2. to declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
  3. to harass or humiliate as part of initiation into a college or regiment.
  1. to become debased.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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