from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become crude, savage, or barbarous.
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- v. to cause to become savage or uncultured
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To become barbarous.
- intransitive v. To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.
- transitive v. To make barbarous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To speak or write like a barbarian or foreigner; use barbarisms in speech or writing.
- To become barbarous.
- To corrupt (language, art, etc.) by introducing impurities, or by departing from recognized classical standards.
- To render barbarous.
- Also spelled barbarise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make crude or savage in behavior or speech
- v. become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
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