barbarize /ˈbɑːbərʌɪz / barbarise

b

I. verb [with obj.] (usu. as adj. barbarizing)

1. cause to become savage or uncultured

the barbarizing effect of four decades of rock ‘n’ roll.
II. derivatives

barbarization
noun


– origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘speak using barbarisms’): from late Latin barbarizare, from Greek barbarizein ‘speak like a foreigner’.

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