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dehumanize

de·hu·man·ize

dehumanize

 
 
pronunciation:
di hyu m naIz
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dehumanized, dehumanizes, dehumanizing
definition: to deprive of individuality, spirit, or other human qualities; render routine or mechanical.
They claim that factory work dehumanizes employees and is better suited to robots.
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derivation: dehumanization (n.)