Pronunciation: (bär'bu-rīz"), [key]
—v., -rized, -riz•ing.
to make barbarous; brutalize; corrupt: foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language.
1. to become barbarous; lapse into barbarism.
2. to use barbarisms in speaking or writing. Also, esp. Brit.,bar'ba•rise".
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