verb (used with object)
to make barbarous
; brutalize; corrupt: foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language.
verb (used without object)
Also, especially British, barbarise.
Origin: 1635–45; Related forms
partly < Greek barbarízein,
equivalent to bárbar
) barbarian + -izein -ize
; partly barbar(ous)
debarbarize, verb (used with object), debarbarized, debarbarizing.
unbarbarize, verb (used with object), unbarbarized, unbarbarizing.