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dehumanize

verb

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to make (someone) feel or behave more like an animal than a human being
  • being deprived of clothes dehumanized the prisoners

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“Dehumanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dehumanize. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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