verb (used with object)
to make barbarous
; brutalize; corrupt: foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language.
verb (used without object)
Also, especially British, bar·ba·rise.
Origin: 1635–45; Related forms
partly < Greek barbarízein,
equivalent to bárbar
) barbarian + -izein -ize
; partly barbar(ous)
de·bar·ba·rize, verb (used with object), de·bar·ba·rized, de·bar·ba·riz·ing.
un·bar·ba·rize, verb (used with object), un·bar·ba·rized, un·bar·ba·riz·ing.
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