verbicide

[ vur-buh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvɜr bəˌsaɪd /

noun

the willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word.
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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