mongrelize
transitive verb see mongrel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mongrelize — Mon grel*ize, v. t. & i. To cause to be mongrel; to cross breeds, so as to produce mongrels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mongrelize — (Amer.) mÉ‘Å‹grÉ™laɪz / mÊŒ v. cause to become a cross breed (also mongrelise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mongrelize — [muŋ′grəlīz΄, mäŋ′grəlīz΄] vt. mongrelized, mongrelizing 1. to mix the type, breed, class, etc. of 2. to intermix in racial or ethnic character: a derogatory term used by racists mongrelization n …   English World dictionary

  • mongrelize — mongrelization, n. mongrelizer, n. /mung greuh luyz , mong /, v.t., mongrelized, mongrelizing. 1. to subject (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, esp. with one considered inferior. 2. to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources… …   Universalium

  • mongrelize — verb a) To breed a mongrel b) To cross breed …   Wiktionary

  • mongrelize — mon·grel·ize …   English syllables

  • mongrelize — mon•grel•ize [[t]ˈmʌŋ grəˌlaɪz, ˈmɒŋ [/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) zool. bot to subject to crossbreeding 2) to make debased or impure • Etymology: 1620–30 mon grel•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • mongrelize — verb cause to become a mongrel mongrelized dogs • Syn: ↑mongrelise • Derivationally related forms: ↑mongrel • Hypernyms: ↑breed • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • mongrelized — mongrelize (Amer.) mÉ‘Å‹grÉ™laɪz / mÊŒ v. cause to become a cross breed (also mongrelise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mongrelizes — mongrelize (Amer.) mÉ‘Å‹grÉ™laɪz / mÊŒ v. cause to become a cross breed (also mongrelise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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