to make (someone) feel or behave more like an animal than a human being <three years in a prison camp so brutalized him that he couldn't remember how to eat with a fork> Related Words abase
to inflict physical or emotional harm upon <Red Cross workers reported that prisoners had been brutalized in truly shocking ways> Synonyms brutalize
, kick around
, mess over [slang]
Related Words molest
Near Antonyms care
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