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barbarize

[ bahr-buh-rahyz ]
/ 藞b蓱r b蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), bar路ba路rized, bar路ba路riz路ing.
to make barbarous; brutalize; corrupt: foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language.
verb (used without object), bar路ba路rized, bar路ba路riz路ing.
to become barbarous; lapse into barbarism.
to use barbarisms in speaking or writing.
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Also especially British, bar路ba路rise .

Origin of barbarize

1635鈥45; partly <Greek barbar铆zein, equivalent to b谩rbar(os) barbarian + -izein-ize; partly barbar(ous) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM barbarize

bar路ba路ri路za路tion, nounde路bar路ba路rize, verb (used with object), de路bar路ba路rized, de路bar路ba路riz路ing.un路bar路ba路rize, verb (used with object), un路bar路ba路rized, un路bar路ba路riz路ing.
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How to use barbarize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for barbarize

barbarize

barbarise

/ (藞b蓱藧b蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
to make or become barbarous
to use barbarisms in (language)

Derived forms of barbarize

barbarization or barbarisation, noun
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