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brutalize

verb

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1 to make (someone) feel or behave more like an animal than a human being
  • even three years in a prison camp did not brutalize him

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2 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • Red Cross workers reported that prisoners had been brutalized

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The first known use of brutalize was circa 1704

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“Brutalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brutalize. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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