To make an otherwise valuable object less aesthetically appealing in an attempt to keep it from getting stolen. Related to ghettofied
if the uglification process involves bling
. If the uglification is expertly accomplished, the result may be uglicious
Because bike thefts are a major problem in China, Bobby put his bike through an uglification process--wrapping it in masking tape, spray painting it, and throwing dirt on it--in order to make it less appealing to thieves.