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bastardize

verb [T] uk (UK usually bastardise)   /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 representDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
bastardized
adjective uk (UK usually bastardised)   /ˈbɑː.stə.daɪzd/ us    /ˈbæs.tɚ-/
a bastardized form of the word/languageChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
(Definition of bastardize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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