Definition of balkanize
1 : to break up (a region, a group, etc.) into smaller and often hostile units opposes the partition of Germany, and holds that the economic consequences of Balkanizing the country would be serious — Times Literary Supplement
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
You're (Probably) Saying It Wrong
18 words even you might be mispronouncing
Great Big List of Beautiful & Useless Words
Along with their degrees of usefulness
12 French Phrases from Downton Abbey
Many of us have an 'idée fixe'
Rare and Amusing Insults, Volume 2
Sometimes a 'cacafuego' can be a real 'slubberdeg...
Ask the Editors