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Balkanize

Bal·kan·ize

Balkanize

 
pronunciation:
bawl k naIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: Balkanized, Balkanizes, Balkanizing
definition: (often l.c.) to divide up into mutually antagonistic political units too small to maintain their independence or autonomy effectively.
antonyms:
unite
derivations: Balkanism (n.), Balkanization (n.)