to make barbarous; brutalize; corrupt:
foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language.
to become barbarous; lapse into barbarism.
to use barbarisms in speaking or writing.
In this age, poverty tends to barbarize men; it shuts them out from the educational influences of our times.
Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3) Theodore Parker
This might tend to barbarize, demoralize, and exasperate the whole mass and produce most deplorable consequences.
A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents James D. Richardson
If the most effectual method of degrading woman be to barbarize man, the certain means of dignifying her is to christianize him.
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II Francis Augustus Cox
to make or become barbarous
to use barbarisms in (language)
a shrub or small tree, Jacquinia barbasco, of tropical America, the source of a substance used to stun fish so they can be caught easily. any similar plant yielding a substance that stuns or kills fish. the fish-stunning or fish-killing substance obtained from these plants. Historical Examples The Savanerics poison pools with pounded leaves of […]
- Barb bolt
a bolt having barbs for resisting pull.
beardfish. Historical Examples Blas, or barbudo, as we called the giant, was seated on a log sipping mat. The Purple Land W. H. Hudson
barbed wire. Historical Examples Anybody would have thought a barbwire worm had crawled onto Joe Kivelson’s chair seat under him. Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper “I see you’ve been getting busy with the barbwire,” he remarked, when he rose from the table and led the way out to the porch. The Long Shadow B. M. […]