Word forms: brutalizes
Definitionsregional note: in BRIT, also use brutalise
1. verb If an unpleasant experience brutalizes someone, it makes them cruel or violent. [V n] ⇒ Here's a man who has brutalized his own people. [be V-ed] ⇒ He was brutalized by the experience of being in prison. 2. verb
If one person brutalizes another, they treat them in a cruel or violent way. [V n] ⇒ ... a 15th century explorer who brutalized people and enslaved them.
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