abastardize

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From Middle French abastardir, from Old French a- + bastart (bastard).

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abastardize (third-person singular simple present abastardizes, present participle abastardizing, simple past and past participle abastardized)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To stigmatize as a bastard; debase. [Attested from the late 16th century until the late 17th century.][1]

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  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2