Barbarizing
Barbarize Bar"ba*rize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Barbarized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Barbarizing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To become barbarous. [1913 Webster]

The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly from the time of Trajan. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech. [1913 Webster]

The ill habit . . . of wretched barbarizing against the Latin and Greek idiom, with their untutored Anglicisms. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • barbarizing — barbarize (Amer.) bar·ba·rize || bɑːbÉ™raɪz v. make barbarous, vulgarize, make uncivilized, become uncivilized; make cruel, become cruel (also barbarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Barbarize — Bar ba*rize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Barbarized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Barbarizing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To become barbarous. [1913 Webster] The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly from the time of Trajan. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. To adopt a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbarized — Barbarize Bar ba*rize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Barbarized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Barbarizing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To become barbarous. [1913 Webster] The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly from the time of Trajan. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barbarize — barbarization, n. /bahr beuh ruyz /, v., barbarized, barbarizing. v.t. 1. to make barbarous; brutalize; corrupt: foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language. v.i. 2. to become barbarous; lapse into barbarism. 3. to use barbarisms in… …   Universalium

  • bar´ba|ri|za´tion — bar|ba|rize «BAHR buh ryz», transitive verb, intransitive verb, rized, riz|ing. to make or become barbarous: »... barbarous and barbarizing warfare (Robert Southey). The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly (Thomas De Quincey). –bar´ba|ri|za´tion …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar|ba|rize — «BAHR buh ryz», transitive verb, intransitive verb, rized, riz|ing. to make or become barbarous: »... barbarous and barbarizing warfare (Robert Southey). The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly (Thomas De Quincey). –bar´ba|ri|za´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • barbarisation — arbarisation n. the act or process of barbarizing; an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized. Syn: barbarization. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barbarization — arbarization n. 1. the act or process of barbarizing; an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized. Syn: barbarisation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium

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