Brutalization

brutalize

[broot-l-ahyz]
verb (used with object), brutalized, brutalizing.
1.
to make brutal.
2.
to treat (someone) with brutality.
Also, especially British, brutalise.


Origin:
1695–1705; brutal + -ize

brutalization, noun
overbrutalization, noun
overbrutalize, verb (used with object), overbrutalized, overbrutalizing.
unbrutalize, verb (used with object), unbrutalized, unbrutalizing.
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brutalize or brutalise (ˈbruːtəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become brutal
2.  (tr) to treat brutally
 
brutalise or brutalise
 
vb
 
brutali'zation or brutalise
 
n
 
brutali'sation or brutalise
 
n

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