imbrute

im·brute

 (ĭm-bro͞ot′)
tr. & intr.v. im·brut·ed, im·brut·ing, im·brutes
To make or become brutal.

imbrute

(ɪmˈbruːt)
vb
to reduce to a bestial state

im•brute

(ɪmˈbrut)

v.i. -brut•ed, -brut•ing.
to sink to the level of a brute.
[1625–35]
im•brute′ment, n.
References in classic literature ?
Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
that I who erst contended With Gods to sit the highest, am now constraind Into a Beast, and mixt with bestial slime, This essence to incarnate and imbrute, That to the hight of Deitie aspir'd; But what will not Ambition and Revenge Descend to?
To ensure good behavior, the slaveholder relies on the whip; to induce proper humility, he relies on the whip; to rebuke what he is pleased to term insolence, he relies on the whip; to supply the place of wages, as an incentive to toil, he relies on the whip; to bind down the spirit of the slave, to imbrute and destroy his manhood, he relies on the whip.
9) Satan's extreme measures reveal more about his own baseness in his determination to imbrute himself in a creature far less than human.
That I who erst contended With gods to sit the highest, am now constrained Into a beast, and mixed with bestial slime, This essence to incarnate and imbrute, That to the height of deity aspired .
Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
His discussion of the nature and significance of Self-Knowledge in Milton's three major poems stresses so well Milton's sense of the power of good and the way that evil imbrutes humankind as exemplified in the psychology of Adam and Samson and the countervailing Self of the Son and Jesus.
From such amphibolous "looks," the Elder Brother advances to his most constructivist, antiessentialist, antihierarchical expressions, in his intransitives, "Imbodies, and imbrutes.