Civilizable
Civilizable Civ"i*li`za*ble, a. Capable of being civilized. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • civilizable — See civilize. * * * …   Universalium

  • civilizable — adjective Capable of, or suitable to be civilized …   Wiktionary

  • civilizable — adj. able to be civilized, refinable, able to be educated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civilizable — civ·i·liz·a·ble …   English syllables

  • civilizable — ˈsivəˌlīzəbəl adjective Etymology: French civilisable, from civiliser to civilize + able : capable of being civilized …   Useful english dictionary

  • civilize — civilizable, adj. civilizatory /siv euh luy zeuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. civilizer, n. /siv euh luyz /, v.t., civilized, civilizing. to bring out of a savage, uneducated, or rude state; make civil; elevate in social and private life; enlighten;… …   Universalium

  • civilizer — See civilizable. * * * …   Universalium

  • civilize — or civilise verb 1》 [usu. as adjective civilized] bring to an advanced stage of social development. 2》 [as adjective civilized] polite and good mannered. Derivatives civilizable adjective civilizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • civilize — [siv′ə līz΄] vt., vi. civilized, civilizing [Fr civiliser < L civilis: see CIVIL & IZE: lit. etym. sense, “to make citified”] 1. to bring or come out of a primitive or savage condition and into a state of civilization 2. to improve in habits… …   English World dictionary

  • civilize — v.tr. (also ise) 1 bring out of a barbarous or primitive stage of society. 2 enlighten; refine and educate. Derivatives: civilizable adj. civilizer n. Etymology: F civiliser (as CIVIL) …   Useful english dictionary

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