bastardization
noun see bastardize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bastardization — astardization n. An act that debases or corrupts. Syn: bastardisation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bastardization — index bar sinister Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bastardization — (Amer.) n. act that humiliates; corruption of a language; act of declaring a person a bastard (also bastardisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bastardization — bastardize (also bastardise) ► VERB 1) debase by adding new elements. 2) archaic declare (someone) illegitimate. DERIVATIVES bastardization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bastardization — noun 1. declaring or rendering bastard the annulment of their marriage resulted in the bastardization of their children • Derivationally related forms: ↑bastardize • Hypernyms: ↑declaration 2. an act that debases or corrupts • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bastardization — See bastardize. * * * …   Universalium

  • bastardization — noun A degradation of a language caused by the passage of time or geographical remoteness. See Also: bastard, bastardize, bastardise, bastardized, bastardised …   Wiktionary

  • bastardization — bas·tard·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • bastardize — bastardization, n. /bas teuhr duyz /, v., bastardized, izing. v.t. 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. Australian.… …   Universalium

  • bastardizations — bastardization (Amer.) n. act that humiliates; corruption of a language; act of declaring a person a bastard (also bastardisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

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