Brutalize Bru"tal*ize, v. i. To become brutal, inhuman, barbarous, or coarse and beasty. [R.] [1913 Webster]

He mixed . . . with his countrymen, brutalized with them in their habits and manners. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • Brutalize — Bru tal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brutalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brutalizing}.] [Cf. F. brutaliser.] To make brutal; beasty; unfeeling; or inhuman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brutalize — verb barbarize, be pitiless, be vicious to, be wicked to, brutify, bully, corrupt, decivilize, deform one s character, dehumanize, demoralize, hurt, injure, lead astray, make insensitive, make wicked, maltreat, mislead, molest, oppress, persecute …   Law dictionary

  • brutalize — (Amer.) bru·tal·ize || bruːtÉ™laɪz v. cause to become cruel or inhuman; become brutal; dehumanize; behave cruelly; mistreat (also brutalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brutalize — (also brutalise) ► VERB 1) make brutal by frequent exposure to violence. 2) treat brutally. DERIVATIVES brutalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • brutalize — [bro͞ot′ l īz΄] vt. brutalized, brutalizing 1. to make brutal 2. to treat in a brutal way vi. to become brutal brutalization n …   English World dictionary

  • brutalize — UK [ˈbruːtəlaɪz] / US [ˈbrut(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms brutalize : present tense I/you/we/they brutalize he/she/it brutalizes present participle brutalizing past tense brutalized past participle brutalized 1) to make someone lose… …   English dictionary

  • brutalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: circa 1704 1. to make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman < temperaments brutalized by poverty and disease > 2. to treat brutally < an accord not to brutalize prisoners of war > • brutalization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brutalize — brutalization, n. /brooht l uyz /, v.t. brutalized, brutalizing. 1. to make brutal. 2. to treat (someone) with brutality. Also, esp. Brit., brutalise. [1695 1705; BRUTAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • brutalize — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, barbarize, bastardize, batter, burn, butcher, callous, carry on, case harden, corrupt, debauch, demoralize, deprave, destroy, go on, hammer, harden, indurate, inure, lay waste, loot, maul, mug, ossify …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brutalize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. See deterioration. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To ruin utterly in character or quality: animalize, bastardize, bestialize, canker, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralize, deprave, pervert, stain,… …   English dictionary for students

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