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dastard +‎ -ize


dastardize (third-person singular simple present dastardizes, present participle dastardizing, simple past and past participle dastardized)

  1. To make cowardly; to intimidate or dispirit.
    to dastardize my courage
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dastardize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)