barbarize (third-person singular simple present barbarizes, present participle barbarizing, simple past and past participle barbarized)
- (transitive) To cause to become savage or uncultured.
- (intransitive) To become savage or uncultured.
- 1839, Thomas De Quincey, Philosophy of Roman History (published in Blackwood's Magazine)
- The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly from the time of Trajan.
- (intransitive) To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.
to cause to become savage