[dee-hyoo-muh-nahyz or, often, -yoo-]
verb (used with object), dehumanized, dehumanizing.
to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality: Conformity dehumanized him.
Also, especially British, dehumanise.

1810–20; de- + humanize

dehumanization, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
dehumanize or dehumanise (diːˈhjuːməˌnaɪz)
1.  to deprive of human qualities
2.  to render mechanical, artificial, or routine
dehumanise or dehumanise
dehumani'zation or dehumanise
dehumani'sation or dehumanise

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Word Origin & History

1818, from de- + humanize (see human).
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Example sentences
Dehumanization is generally a negative state of affairs.
Dehumanization, broadly construed, is not a problem necessarily.
These then demand rationality in academic management to guard against declination toward dehumanization or bureaucracy.
About the dehumanization of prison culture, much has been written.
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