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Meaning of BRUTALIZE

Pronunciation:  'broot`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
          He mixed . . . with his countrymen, brutalized with
          them in their habits and manners.        --Addison.
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