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dehumanize

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verb de·hu·man·ize \(ˌ)dē-ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, (ˌ)dē-ˈyü-\

Simple Definition of dehumanize

  • : to treat (someone) as though he or she is not a human being

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dehumanize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deprive of human qualities, personality, or spirit

dehumanization

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, (ˌ)dē-ˌyü-\ noun

Examples of dehumanize in a sentence

  1. Inspectors have observed terrible factory conditions that dehumanize workers.

  2. the dehumanizing nature of torture



1818

First Known Use of dehumanize

1818


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