mongrelise

mongrelize

[muhng-gruh-lahyz, mong-]
verb (used with object), mongrelized, mongrelizing.
1.
to subject (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, especially with one considered inferior.
2.
to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources of origin of (people, animals, or things).
3.
to make debased or impure: The French they speak is mongrelized.
Also, especially British, mongrelise.


Origin:
1620–30; mongrel + -ize

mongrelization, noun
mongrelizer, noun
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mongrelize or mongrelise (ˈmʌŋɡrəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to make mixed or mongrel in breed, race, character, kind, etc
 
mongrelise or mongrelise
 
vb
 
mongreli'zation or mongrelise
 
n
 
mongreli'sation or mongrelise
 
n
 
'mongrelizer or mongrelise
 
n
 
'mongreliser or mongrelise
 
n

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