decivilize


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Xan's head injury decivilizes him, and he forgets how to speak grammatical English.
A nation bitterly divided on an array of issues from gun control to Medicaid can finite on this: New media, popular culture, modern information technology all of it endangers our young, corrodes our civic sphere, decivilizes us all (Katz, 1997).
Each has become a rationale for further erosion of civil liberties and due process rights; moreover, acquiescence in torture decivilizes us as a people and in the eyes of the world.