Definition of dehumanize
: to deprive of human qualities, personality, or spirit
dehumanizationplay \(ˌ)dē-ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, (ˌ)dē-ˌyü-\ noun
Examples of dehumanize in a Sentence
Inspectors have observed terrible factory conditions that dehumanize workers.
the dehumanizing nature of torture
Recent Examples of dehumanize from the Web
The negative impact of decontextualization is obvious when what’s being shared is explicitly dehumanizing.
They are only protected against calls for violence and dehumanizing generalizations, but not against calls for exclusion and degrading generalizations that are not dehumanizing.
In the process both men and women have been degraded and dehumanized.
Radiohead’s 1997 masterpiece is certainly an album about feeling isolated and dehumanized.
At a time when America’s president, with widespread Republican support, dehumanizes some of the most vulnerable people in the country, how do progressives express their moral fury without embracing a dehumanizing language of their own?
Part of the problem is that expecting women to repeatedly defend abortion is dehumanizing in and of itself.
Nothing in these words, or his expression, suggested that Eric recognized anything ironic about dehumanizing substantial numbers of people in one breath and complaining about the moral climate in another.
Colonized, and hypnotized, be something / Sterilized, dehumanized, be something / Well take your pay / And stay out the way, be something /
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Definition of dehumanize for English Language Learners
: to treat (someone) as though he or she is not a human being
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