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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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Noun1.barbarization - an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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(9) For them, there was no pristine Hebrew to be protected from barbarization. From the students' perspective, Hebrew may just as well have been working an estranging magic on their own, familiar, English letters, rendering them unrecognizably new.
Even though there are reasons for the cultural barbarization that accompanies the subaltern popular world's irruption into history, and even though it could be opportune, from a political standpoint, to carefully itemize the cultural traditions of the subaltern popular world and utilize them in a progressive manner, traditional high culture is still charged with the task of historicizing the "popular" and the "primitive." High culture must confront the archaic with that historical piety that acts as a prophylaxis against the persistent power of archaisms and aids the maturation of the vital germ of the "popular modern reformation" and the formation of collective secular beliefs.
The history of cruelty and savagery which makes its demolition date a symbol of cruelty and barbarization in the calendar of humankind.
It appears we have a bunch of middle school boys running around the White House - a 2017 version of "Lord of the Flies." In that story, an outsider arrives in time to interrupt total barbarization of the horde.
See Amir Weiner, "Something to Die For, A Lot to Kill For," in The Barbarization of Warfare, ed.
Oryx and Crake and Payback playfully appropriate the key tropes of scenario planning: a prefatory disclaimer that instructs readers not to treat scenarios as predictions, a tendency towards apocalyptic rhetoric, and the presentation of multiple future "worlds," each of which is assigned an explicit or implicit value by the forecasters themselves (for instance, the GSG's "Barbarization" scenarios are undesirable; the "Great Transition" scenarios are highly desirable).
(19) Further: their thematic of 'barbarization' was also connected to the debate over imperialism in the wake of Herbert Spencer's 1902 claim that imperialism itself was leading to metropolitan barbarism.
Discipline principle the most important effect of education is barbarization to discipline change Education is valuable positively when focus on discipline that cause to obey.
But the work--perhaps the most discussed during the opening days of the exhibition--was not only meant as raw entertainment but as a compelling sensorial comment on the barbarization of the "other." When empathy is lost, anything goes.
The Zetas are notorious for their barbarization and use of infantry tactics.
Explaining them is not the primary task that Victoria Belco has set herself, but she offers three possible explanations: that they were "ordinary massacres" deriving from the barbarization of war; that they were acts of revenge without any military need or purpose; and that the Germans killed Italians simply because they were Italians--which is what Italians themselves believed.
In this way, the possibility of structural barbarization diminishes, although it never completely disappears.