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dehumanize or dehumanise (diːˈhjuːməˌnaɪz Pronunciation for )


verb (transitive)

  1. to deprive of human qualities
  2. to render mechanical, artificial, or routine

Derived Forms

deˌhumaniˈzation, deˌhumaniˈsation noun

Example Sentences Including 'dehumanize'

I refused to swear blind allegiance, would not destabilize, wouldn't bed down to order, wouldn't dehumanize the human race.
Brierley, David Skorpion's Death
There would be no attempt at all to dehumanize the subject before his ordeal.
Gagman, Maurice Doubtful Motives


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