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barbarize

bar·bar·ize

barbarize

pronunciation:
bar b raIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: barbarized, barbarizes, barbarizing
definition 1: to corrupt, coarsen, or degrade in quality.
Some feel that advertising has barbarized written prose.
definition 2: to cause to become cruel or barbarous; brutalize.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become primitive or lapse into crudity, brutality, or the like.
definition 2: to commit gross errors in speaking or writing.
derivation: barbarization (n.)