barbarianize

[ bahr-bair-ee-uh-nahyz ]
/ bɑrˈbɛər i əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), bar·bar·i·an·ized, bar·bar·i·an·iz·ing.

to make barbarian.

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Also especially British, bar·bar·i·an·ise .

Origin of barbarianize

First recorded in 1855–60; barbarian + -ize
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