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Babelized

[bey-buh-lahyzd, bab-uh-]
adjective (sometimes lowercase)
  1. reduced to complete confusion or meaninglessness.
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Origin of Babelized

First recorded in 1590–1600; Babelize + -ed2

Babelize

[bey-buh-lahyz, bab-uh-]
verb (used with object), Ba·bel·ized, Ba·bel·iz·ing. (sometimes lowercase)
  1. to make a confusion of (customs, languages, usages, etc.); cause to be mixed or unintelligible; confound.
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Also especially British, Ba·bel·ise.

Origin of Babelize

First recorded in 1590–1600; Babel + -ize
Related formsBa·bel·i·za·tion, noun
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  • They must have snarled the wires and Babelized their talk terribly.

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