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brutalize

[broot-l-ahyz] /ˈbrut lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), brutalized, brutalizing.
1.
to make brutal.
2.
to treat (someone) with brutality.
Also, especially British, brutalise.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; brutal + -ize
Related forms
brutalization, noun
overbrutalization, noun
overbrutalize, verb (used with object), overbrutalized, overbrutalizing.
unbrutalize, verb (used with object), unbrutalized, unbrutalizing.
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brutalize

/ˈbruːtəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become brutal
2.
(transitive) to treat brutally
Derived Forms
brutalization, brutalisation, noun
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