v 1: become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language [syn: barbarize, barbarise] 2: make crude or savage in behavior or speech; "his years in prison have barbarized the young man" [syn: barbarize, barbarise]
Barbarize Bar"ba*rize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Barbarized; p. pr. & vb. n. Barbarizing.] 1. To become barbarous. The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly from the time of Trajan. --De Quincey. 2. To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech. The ill habit . . . of wretched barbarizing against the Latin and Greek idiom, with their untutored Anglicisms. --Milton.