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tr. & intr.v. bar·ba·rized, bar·ba·riz·ing, bar·ba·riz·es
To make or become crude, savage, or barbarous.
bar′ba·ri·za′tion (-rĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. to make or become barbarous
2. (Linguistics) to use barbarisms in (language)
ˌbarbariˈzation, ˌbarbariˈsation n
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v. -rized, -riz•ing. v.t.
1. to make barbarous.v.i.
2. to become barbarous.
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Past participle: barbarized
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|Verb||1.||barbarize - become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||barbarize - make crude or savage in behavior or speech; "his years in prison have barbarized the young man"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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