[ bey-buh-lahyzd, bab-uh- ]
/ ˈbeɪ bəˌlaɪzd, ˈbæb ə- /

adjective (sometimes lowercase)

reduced to complete confusion or meaninglessness.

Origin of Babelized

First recorded in 1590–1600; Babelize + -ed2


[ bey-buh-lahyz, bab-uh- ]
/ ˈbeɪ bəˌlaɪz, ˈbæb ə- /

verb (used with object), Ba·bel·ized, Ba·bel·iz·ing. (sometimes lowercase)

to make a confusion of (customs, languages, usages, etc.); cause to be mixed or unintelligible; confound.
Also especially British, Ba·bel·ise.

Origin of Babelize

First recorded in 1590–1600; Babel + -ize

Related formsBa·bel·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for babelized

  • They must have snarled the wires and Babelized their talk terribly.

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