Bar"ba*rize (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Barbarized (); p. pr. & vb. n. Barbarizing ().]


To become barbarous.

The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly from the time of Trajan. De Quincey.


To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.

The ill habit . . . of wretched barbarizing against the Latin and Greek idiom, with their untutored Anglicisms. Milton.


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Bar"ba*rize (?), v. t. [Cf. F. barbariser, LL. barbarizare.]

To make barbarous.

The hideous changes which have barbarized France. Burke.


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