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imbrute

or embrute

[im-broot] /ɪmˈbrut/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), imbruted, imbruting.
1.
to degrade or sink to the level of a brute.
Origin of imbrute
1625-1635
1625-35; im-1 + brute1
Related forms
imbrutement, embrutement, noun
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  • To harden and embrute the kindly dispositions, we must not only indulge in guilt but feel that we are guilty.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • You would dethrone and embrute the lords of the earth by your theories.

    A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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