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barbarize

[bahr-buh-rahyz] /ˈbɑr bəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), barbarized, barbarizing.
1.
to make barbarous; brutalize; corrupt:
foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language.
verb (used without object), barbarized, barbarizing.
2.
to become barbarous; lapse into barbarism.
3.
to use barbarisms in speaking or writing.
Also, especially British, barbarise.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; partly < Greek barbarízein, equivalent to bárbar(os) barbarian + -izein -ize; partly barbar(ous) + -ize
Related forms
barbarization, noun
debarbarize, verb (used with object), debarbarized, debarbarizing.
unbarbarize, verb (used with object), unbarbarized, unbarbarizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for barbarize

barbarize

/ˈbɑːbəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become barbarous
2.
to use barbarisms in (language)
Derived Forms
barbarization, barbarisation, noun
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