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civilized

[ siv-uh-lahyzd ]
/ ˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd /
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adjective
having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.
polite; well-bred; refined.
of or relating to civilized people: The civilized world must fight ignorance.
easy to manage or control; well organized or ordered: The car is quiet and civilized, even in sharp turns.
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Origin of civilized

First recorded in 1605–15; civilize + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for civilized

civilized

civilised

/ (ˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzd) /

adjective
having a high state of culture and social development
cultured; politea civilized discussion
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