Barbarize

Definition of Barbarize

Bar´ba`rize
v. i.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.
v. t.1.To make barbarous.
The hideous changes which have barbarized France.
- Burke.

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