vulgarisation

World English Dictionary
vulgarize or vulgarise (ˈvʌlɡəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make commonplace or vulgar; debase
2.  to make (something little known or difficult to understand) widely known or popular among the public; popularize
 
vulgarise or vulgarise
 
vb
 
vulgari'zation or vulgarise
 
n
 
vulgari'sation or vulgarise
 
n
 
'vulgarizer or vulgarise
 
n
 
'vulgariser or vulgarise
 
n

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vulgarisation

noun
1. the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined [syn: vulgarization
2. the act of making something attractive to the general public [syn: popularization
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