decivilize


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decivilize

(diːˈsɪvɪˌlaɪz) or

decivilise

vb (tr)
to cause (a person) to be uncivilized
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Each has become a rationale for further erosion of civil liberties and due process rights; moreover, acquiescence in torture decivilizes us as a people and in the eyes of the world.