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bru·tal·ize

 (bro͞ot′l-īz′)
tr.v. bru·tal·ized, bru·tal·iz·ing, bru·tal·iz·es
1. To make cruel, harsh, or unfeeling.
2. To treat cruelly or harshly.

bru′tal·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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brutalize

(ˈbruːtəˌlaɪz) or

brutalise

vb
1. to make or become brutal
2. (tr) to treat brutally
ˌbrutaliˈzation, ˌbrutaliˈsation n
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bru•tal•ize

(ˈbrut lˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make brutal.
2. to treat (someone) with brutality.
[1695–1705]
bru`tal•i•za′tion, n.
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brutalize


Past participle: brutalized
Gerund: brutalizing

Imperative
brutalize
brutalize
Present
I brutalize
you brutalize
he/she/it brutalizes
we brutalize
you brutalize
they brutalize
Preterite
I brutalized
you brutalized
he/she/it brutalized
we brutalized
you brutalized
they brutalized
Present Continuous
I am brutalizing
you are brutalizing
he/she/it is brutalizing
we are brutalizing
you are brutalizing
they are brutalizing
Present Perfect
I have brutalized
you have brutalized
he/she/it has brutalized
we have brutalized
you have brutalized
they have brutalized
Past Continuous
I was brutalizing
you were brutalizing
he/she/it was brutalizing
we were brutalizing
you were brutalizing
they were brutalizing
Past Perfect
I had brutalized
you had brutalized
he/she/it had brutalized
we had brutalized
you had brutalized
they had brutalized
Future
I will brutalize
you will brutalize
he/she/it will brutalize
we will brutalize
you will brutalize
they will brutalize
Future Perfect
I will have brutalized
you will have brutalized
he/she/it will have brutalized
we will have brutalized
you will have brutalized
they will have brutalized
Future Continuous
I will be brutalizing
you will be brutalizing
he/she/it will be brutalizing
we will be brutalizing
you will be brutalizing
they will be brutalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brutalizing
you have been brutalizing
he/she/it has been brutalizing
we have been brutalizing
you have been brutalizing
they have been brutalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brutalizing
you will have been brutalizing
he/she/it will have been brutalizing
we will have been brutalizing
you will have been brutalizing
they will have been brutalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brutalizing
you had been brutalizing
he/she/it had been brutalizing
we had been brutalizing
you had been brutalizing
they had been brutalizing
Conditional
I would brutalize
you would brutalize
he/she/it would brutalize
we would brutalize
you would brutalize
they would brutalize
Past Conditional
I would have brutalized
you would have brutalized
he/she/it would have brutalized
we would have brutalized
you would have brutalized
they would have brutalized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brutalize - treat brutally
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
2.brutalize - make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman; "Life in the camps had brutalized him"
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"
3.brutalize - become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
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brutalize

verb
1. dehumanize, corrupt, harden, degrade, toughen, desensitize, bestialize He was selfish, guarded, brutalized by his Civil War experiences.
2. terrorize, browbeat, vandalize, barbarize, threaten, bully, menace, intimidate, oppress The policemen brutalized him and concocted his confessions.
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brutalize

verb
To ruin utterly in character or quality:
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Translations
brutalisere

brutalize

[ˈbruːtəlaɪz] VTbrutalizar
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brutalize

[ˈbruːtəlaɪz] brutalise (British) vt
(= harden) → rendre brutal(e)
(= ill-treat) → brutaliser
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brutalize

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brutalize

[ˈbruːtəlaɪz] vt (harden) → abbrutire; (ill-treat) → brutalizzare
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References in classic literature ?
As he went back he did not shiver so, he had more courage for his task; the deadly brutalizing monotony of it did not afflict him so,--he had ideas while he worked, and took a more cheerful view of his circumstances.
But the darkness - not of skin, but mind - which meets the stranger's eye at every turn; the brutalizing and blotting out of all fairer characters traced by Nature's hand; immeasurably outdo his worst belief.
Sardar Masood Khan said India is an occupier and has been brutalizing the people of Kashmir for the last 72 years.
Carter says police preliminary investigation shows that the child died as a result of the beating.He says suspect Mary, a resident of Peace Island Community is in police custody after brutalizing the kid.
Despite the cries of the young child, the teacher kept brutalizing on the innocent angel.
'Pro-India politicians and parties are actually the handle of Indian axe that is brutalizing Kashmiris for the past many decades,' he said.
Castro's crimes -- keeping the three young women in what came to be known as a house of horrors and raping and otherwise brutalizing them for around a decade -- shocked the country and led to an outpouring of national pity for the three victims.
Castro's crimes - keeping the three young women in what came to be known as a house of horrors and raping and otherwise brutalizing them for around a decade - shocked the country and led to an outpouring of national pity for the three victims.