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verb [transitive] brutalize pronunciation in British English /ˈbruːtəlaɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebrutalizing
past tensebrutalized
past participlebrutalized
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  1. 1
    to make someone lose their ability to experience normal feelings, by treating them in a cruel and violent way

    She was brutalized by years of abuse.

  2. 2
    to do very cruel and painful things to someone

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 brutalize pronunciation in British English /ˌbruːtəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]





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