semi·​civ·​i·​lized ˌse-mē-ˈsi-və-ˌlīzd How to pronounce semicivilized (audio)
: partly civilized

Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semicivilized was in 1806

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“Semicivilized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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