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VERB (2)

1. change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms;
[syn: bastardize, bastardise]

2. declare a child to be illegitimate;
[syn: bastardize, bastardise]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bastardize v 1: change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms [syn: bastardize, bastardise] 2: declare a child to be illegitimate [syn: bastardize, bastardise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "bastardize": adulterate, brutalize, contaminate, corrupt, cut, debase, debauch, demoralize, denaturalize, denature, deprave, dilute, doctor, doctor up, fortify, lace, pervert, pollute, spike, tamper with, vitiate, warp, water, water down