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civ·i·lize

 (sĭv′ə-līz′)
tr.v. civ·i·lized, civ·i·liz·ing, civ·i·liz·es
1. To raise from barbarism to an enlightened stage of development; bring out of a primitive or savage state.
2. To educate in matters of culture and refinement; make more polished or sophisticated.

civ′i·liz′a·ble adj.
civ′i·liz′er n.
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Pero esta ha de ser controlada para evitar cruzamientos con razas inferiores, ya que solo mediante el cruce con razas superiores o medias se logra superarla, "formando aquello que es civilizable en nuestra especie" (Graham, 1990: 10, citando a Goubineau).
Despues de la Europa, ?hay otro mundo cristiano civilizable y desierto que la America?
For that instant, Baxter's 'difference' is erased and he proves himself open to conversion; he shifts from being a troubling and unpredictable other to a civilizable entity.