Definición de Balkanize en inglés:


Silabificación: Bal·kan·ize
Pronunciación: /ˈbôlkəˌnīz


[with object]
  • Divide (a region or body) into smaller mutually hostile states or groups.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Meanwhile this often Balkanised city has been united by the Lakers' triumph.
    • But they also Balkanised the research, dividing it up into many different journals, most of which charge for access.
    • Preferential agreements are creating ‘a series of islands or island economic units’ and there is a risk of ‘further Balkanising the global economy.’



Pronunciación: /ˌbôlkənəˈzāSHən/
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The division of peoples along national, ethnic and religious lines can lead only to a Balkanisation of the continent, with the most terrible consequences.
  • What do we want, a Balkanisation of the country?
  • The drive to create a clearer national identity is also backed by religious leaders who are likewise concerned about the Balkanisation of the country.


1920s: from Balkan Peninsula (where this was done in the late 19th and early 20th century) + -ize.

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