brutalize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈbruːtəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theybrutalize
he/she/itbrutalizes
present participlebrutalizing
past tensebrutalized
past participlebrutalized
  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

derived words

brutalization

 

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/ˌbruːtəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]

brutalized

adjective

brutalizing

adjective
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