Word forms: dehumanizes
Definitionsregional note: in BRIT, also use dehumaniseverb
If you say that something dehumanizes people, you mean it takes away from them good human qualities such as kindness, generosity, and independence. [V n] ⇒ The years of civil war have dehumanized all of us.dehumanizing graded adjective ⇒ ...the brutal, dehumanising experience of slavery.dehumanization (diːhjuːmənaɪzeɪʃən
) uncountable noun ⇒ She was horrified at the dehumanisation involved in much of the imagery.
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