Definition of Balkanize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Balkanize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈbɔlkəˌnaɪz//
 
Balkanize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they Balkanize
 
he / she / it Balkanizes
 
past simple Balkanized
 
-ing form Balkanizing
 
 
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to divide a region into smaller regions that are unfriendly or aggressive toward each other
Balkanization
 
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NAmE//ˌbɔlkənəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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