Bastardizing
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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