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Meaning of BRUTALIZE

Pronunciation:  'broot`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
  2. [v]  make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman; "Life in the camps had brutalized him"
  3. [v]  treat brutally
 

BRUTALIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: animalise, animalize, brutalise, brutalise
 
 See Also: alter, change, do by, handle, treat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bru"tal*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brutalized}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Brutalizing}.] [Cf. F. brutaliser.]
    To make brutal; beasty; unfeeling; or inhuman.
    
    
  2. \Bru"tal*ize\, v. i.
    To become brutal, inhuman, barbarous, or coarse and beasty.
    [R.]
    
          He mixed . . . with his countrymen, brutalized with
          them in their habits and manners.        --Addison.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, pervert, pillage, rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rape, rave, riot, roar, ruin, sack, savage, slaughter, sow chaos, steel, storm, tear, tear around, terrorize, vandalize, violate, vitiate, warp, wreck
 

 

 

 

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