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tr.v. bas·tard·ized, bas·tard·iz·ing, bas·tard·iz·es
1. To lower in quality or character; debase.
2. To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.

bas′tard·i·za′tion (-tər-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˌbɑːstədaɪˈzeɪʃən; ˌbæs-) or


1. the act of bastardizing
2. (Military)
a. an initiation ceremony in a school or military unit, esp one involving brutality
b. brutality or bullying
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bastardization - declaring or rendering bastard; "the annulment of their marriage resulted in the bastardization of their children"
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
2.bastardization - an act that debases or corrupts
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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