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tr.v. fac·tion·al·ized, fac·tion·al·iz·ing, fac·tion·al·iz·es
To split (a group, for example) into disputatious factions.


(ˈfækʃənəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare to split into factions


B. VIdividirse en facciones
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Sport is that rare thing in life, a competitive pastime that instead of driving people apart and factionalizing communities has the ability to heal old wounds and encourage the best to shine through.
The film ends around 1984, and some of the interview subjects decry the "knucklehead slugfest" and creeping conformity of the rapidly factionalizing hardcore groups.
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After independence, these groupings carried on as political parties, factionalizing almost every aspect of life.