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- vulgarise (non-Oxford British spelling)
- To make commonplace, lewd, or vulgar.
- 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World:
- With much labor we got our things up the steps, and then, looking back, took one last long survey of that strange land, soon I fear to be vulgarized, the prey of hunter and prospector, but to each of us a dreamland of glamour and romance, a land where we had dared much, suffered much, and learned much - our land, as we shall ever fondly call it.
- 1915: Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out 
- "Yes," said Mr. Flushing. "And in my opinion," he continued, "the absence of population to which Hirst objects is precisely the significant touch. You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract from the vastness — the sense of elemental grandeur."
To make something vulgar