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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of rendering barbarous; a reduction to barbarism, or to a barbarous state: said of language, and of persons and communities. Also spelled barbarisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the act or process of barbarizing; an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized

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