villanize

Villanize

Vil"lan*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Villanized; p. pr. & vb. n. Villanizing.] To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to revile. [R.]

Were virtue by descent, a noble name Could never villanize his father's fame. --Dryden.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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