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mongrelize

[muhng-gruh-lahyz, mong-] /ˈmʌŋ grəˌlaɪz, ˈmɒŋ-/
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
1620-1630
1620-30; mongrel + -ize
Related forms
mongrelization, noun
mongrelizer, noun
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Examples for mongrelization
  • It is equally possible that this technology will reinforce the mongrelization of humanity.
British Dictionary definitions for mongrelization

mongrelize

/ˈmʌŋɡrəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make mixed or mongrel in breed, race, character, kind, etc
Derived Forms
mongrelization, mongrelisation, noun
mongrelizer, mongreliser, noun
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