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dehumanization (diːˌhjuːmənaɪˈzeɪʃən)  or dehumanisation (British)



  1. the process or fact of dehumanizing   ⇒ She was horrified at the dehumanization involved in much of the imagery.

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 'dehumanization'

"... In its ultimate manifestation, this distortion of the group ethic results in the dehumanization of those perceived as different.
Globe and Mail (2003)
As one reviewer in the Guardian remarked: `This sinister dehumanization is obvious at any political rally, football match or picket line.
Hope, Murry Essential Woman - her mystery, her power


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