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verbicide

[vur-buh-sahyd] /ˈvɜr bəˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word.
2.
a person who willfully distorts the meaning of a word.
Origin of verbicide
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin verb(um) word + -i- + -cide
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