also dehumanise BrE [ˌdi:ˈhju:mənaız] v [T ]
to treat people so badly that they lose their good human qualities
War dehumanizes people.
>dehumanizing adj
>dehumanization [di:ˌhju:mənaıˈzeıʃən US -nə-] n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Dehumanize — De*hu man*ize, v. t. To divest of human qualities, such as pity, tenderness, etc.; as, dehumanizing influences. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dehumanize — index brutalize, debase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dehumanize — 1818, from DE (Cf. de ) + HUMANIZE (Cf. humanize). Related: Dehumanized; dehumanizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • dehumanize — (Amer.) de·hu·man·ize || ‚diː hjuːmÉ™naɪz v. deprive of human character or spirit; make mechanical, make routine, mechanize (also dehumanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dehumanize — (also dehumanise) ► VERB ▪ deprive of positive human qualities. DERIVATIVES dehumanization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dehumanize — [dē hyo͞o′mə nīz΄] vt. dehumanized, dehumanizing to deprive of human qualities, as pity, kindness, individuality, or creativity; make inhuman or machinelike dehumanization n …   English World dictionary

  • dehumanize — UK [ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz] / US [dɪˈhjuməˌnaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms dehumanize : present tense I/you/we/they dehumanize he/she/it dehumanizes present participle dehumanizing past tense dehumanized past participle dehumanized 1) to make people… …   English dictionary

  • dehumanize — transitive verb Date: 1818 to deprive of human qualities, personality, or spirit • dehumanization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dehumanize — dehumanization, n. /dee hyooh meuh nuyz / or, often, / yooh /, v.t., dehumanized, dehumanizing. to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality: Conformity dehumanized him. Also, esp. Brit., dehumanise. [1810 20; DE +… …   Universalium

  • dehumanize — verb To take away humanity, to remove or deny human qualities, characteristics, or attributes …   Wiktionary

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