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bes·tial·ize

 (bĕs′chə-līz′, bēs′-)
tr.v. bes·tial·ized, bes·tial·iz·ing, bes·tial·iz·es
1. To represent or portray as an animal or beast.
2. To reduce to a bestial condition; deprave.

bes′tial·i·za′tion n.
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bestialize

(ˈbɛstɪəˌlaɪz) or

bestialise

vb
(tr) to make bestial or brutal
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bestialize


Past participle: bestialized
Gerund: bestializing

Imperative
bestialize
bestialize
Present
I bestialize
you bestialize
he/she/it bestializes
we bestialize
you bestialize
they bestialize
Preterite
I bestialized
you bestialized
he/she/it bestialized
we bestialized
you bestialized
they bestialized
Present Continuous
I am bestializing
you are bestializing
he/she/it is bestializing
we are bestializing
you are bestializing
they are bestializing
Present Perfect
I have bestialized
you have bestialized
he/she/it has bestialized
we have bestialized
you have bestialized
they have bestialized
Past Continuous
I was bestializing
you were bestializing
he/she/it was bestializing
we were bestializing
you were bestializing
they were bestializing
Past Perfect
I had bestialized
you had bestialized
he/she/it had bestialized
we had bestialized
you had bestialized
they had bestialized
Future
I will bestialize
you will bestialize
he/she/it will bestialize
we will bestialize
you will bestialize
they will bestialize
Future Perfect
I will have bestialized
you will have bestialized
he/she/it will have bestialized
we will have bestialized
you will have bestialized
they will have bestialized
Future Continuous
I will be bestializing
you will be bestializing
he/she/it will be bestializing
we will be bestializing
you will be bestializing
they will be bestializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bestializing
you have been bestializing
he/she/it has been bestializing
we have been bestializing
you have been bestializing
they have been bestializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bestializing
you will have been bestializing
he/she/it will have been bestializing
we will have been bestializing
you will have been bestializing
they will have been bestializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bestializing
you had been bestializing
he/she/it had been bestializing
we had been bestializing
you had been bestializing
they had been bestializing
Conditional
I would bestialize
you would bestialize
he/she/it would bestialize
we would bestialize
you would bestialize
they would bestialize
Past Conditional
I would have bestialized
you would have bestialized
he/she/it would have bestialized
we would have bestialized
you would have bestialized
they would have bestialized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bestialize - make brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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bestialize

verb
To ruin utterly in character or quality:
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The book's fourth chapter considers two revenge tragedies, Titus Andronicus and Hamlet, in the context of bestializing punishments (judicial or extra-judicial).
I will discuss recent work emerging at the threshold of a posthumanist animal studies that takes the politics of race as its point of departure, challenging the exclusion of racial subjects and themes in posthumanism while also resisting the lure of liberal human recognition as a potential salve for the persistence of bestializing social logics.
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Considering an evolutionary kinship between humans and other animals would be 'trop bete', he says, too beastly or stupid, and it has sinister connotations associated with the bestializing of human groups in war and genocide.