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January 24, 2023

Word of the Day: Balkanize

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Word of the Day : January 24, 2023

balkanize \BAWL-kuh-nyze\ verb

What It Means

Balkanize is an often-capitalized verb meaning "to break up (a region, a group, etc.) into smaller and often hostile units." It can also mean "to divide or compartmentalize."

// Opponents argue that the proposed legislation would only serve to Balkanize the country.

// Rock is one of many musical genres that has been balkanized into an array of subgenres.

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Aired January 24, 2023

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