[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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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
To notice that reproductive behavior is dehumanizing and cruel is not a huge
The market is depicted as a mechanism in its truest form, not so much
  spitefully inhuman as routinely dehumanizing.
The answer to the author's question is simple, and he cites it in his reviews:
  prison is dehumanizing.
It is dehumanizing, it is unjust, and it's bad for business.
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