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Meaning of barbarize

bar•ba•rize

Pronunciation: (bär'bu-rīz"), [key]
— v., -rized, -riz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to make barbarous; brutalize; corrupt: foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language.
—v.i.
  1. to become barbarous; lapse into barbarism.
  2. to use barbarisms in speaking or writing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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