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brutalize

bru·tal·ize

brutalize

 
pronunciation:
bru t laIz
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: brutalized, brutalizes, brutalizing
definition 1: to treat savagely, mercilessly, or cruelly.
The police brutalized the strikers.
definition 2: to cause to be savage, merciless, or cruel.
He was eventually brutalized by lack of human contact.
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derivation: brutalization (n.)