Definitions for balkanizeˈbɔl kəˌnaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bal•kan•izeˈbɔl kəˌnaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, often quarrelsome states.

    Category: Government

Origin of Balkanize:

1915–20

Bal`kan•i•za′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Balkanize, Balkanise(verb)

    divide a territory into small, hostile states

Wiktionary

  1. Balkanize(Verb)

    To break up into small, mutually hostile political units.

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