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barbarize


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbarize  \Bar"ba*rize\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Barbarized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Barbarizing}.] 
  1.  To  become  barbarous. 
 
  The  Roman  empire  was  barbarizing  rapidly  from  the 
  time  of  Trajan  --De  Quincey. 
 
  2.  To  adopt  a  foreign  or  barbarous  mode  of  speech. 
 
  The  ill  habit  .  .  .  of  wretched  barbarizing  against 
  the  Latin  and  Greek  idiom,  with  their  untutored 
  Anglicisms.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbarize  \Bar"ba*rize\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  barbariser  LL 
  barbarizare.] 
  To  make  barbarous. 
 
  The  hideous  changes  which  have  barbarized  France. 
  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barbarize 
  v  :  make  barbarous  [syn:  {barbarise}] 




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