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bastardize

verb [T] (UK usually bastardise) uk   /ˈbɑː.stə.daɪz/  us   /ˈbæs.tɚ-/
to change something in a way that makes it fail to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent
bastardized
adjective (UK usually bastardised) uk   /ˈbɑː.stə.daɪzd/  us   /ˈbæs.tɚ-/
a bastardized form of the word/language
Translations of “bastardize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使不純,使品質變壞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使不纯,使品质变坏…
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