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verbicide

[vur-buh-sahyd]
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noun
  1. the willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word.
  2. a person who willfully distorts the meaning of a word.
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Origin of verbicide

1855–60; < Latin verb(um) word + -i- + -cide
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