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Barbarize

Barbarize

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)

Origin: Barbarized; Barbarizing.


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