rebarbarize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ barbarize

Verb[edit]

rebarbarize (third-person singular simple present rebarbarizes, present participle rebarbarizing, simple past and past participle rebarbarized)

  1. (transitive) To reduce again to a state of barbarism.
    Germany [] rebarbarized by polemical theology and religious wars. — Sir W. Hamilton.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.