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tr.v. vul·gar·ized, vul·gar·iz·ing, vul·gar·iz·es
1. To make vulgar; debase: "What appalls him is the sheer cheesiness of TV iniquity. Television has even vulgarized hell" (Jack Kroll).
2. To disseminate widely; popularize.

vul′gar·i·za′tion (-gər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
vul′gar·iz′er n.
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Noun1.vulgarization - the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
2.vulgarization - the act of making something attractive to the general public
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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It was the fussy, sentimental, inconsiderate interest in one thrown into purely accidental and necessarily painful prominence - the vulgarization of an unspeakable tragedy - that my soul abhorred.
The viewer of The Front Runner can't help but feel she's being told something that is meant to be relevant to Donald Trump--perhaps something about the modern vulgarization of the race for the White House.
The editor has organized the contributions that make up the main body of the text in eleven chapters devoted to the case of Erasmus, Jan van den DaleAEs Uure van den doot and the use of language, Simone Porzio and the problem of philosophical vulgarization, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
This will at the same time be the biggest vulgarization of the census for which there are European standards.