barbarize

barbarize

[bahr-buh-rahyz]
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:
1635–45; partly < Greek barbarízein, equivalent to bárbar(os) barbarian + -izein -ize; partly barbar(ous) + -ize

barbarization, noun
debarbarize, verb (used with object), debarbarized, debarbarizing.
unbarbarize, verb (used with object), unbarbarized, unbarbarizing.
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barbarize or barbarise (ˈbɑːbəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become barbarous
2.  to use barbarisms in (language)
 
barbarise or barbarise
 
vb
 
barbari'zation or barbarise
 
n
 
barbari'sation or barbarise
 
n

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