HyperDic: brutalization

English > 3 senses of the word brutalization:
NOUNstatebrutalization, brutalisationthe condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
actbrutalization, brutalisationthe activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
actbrutalization, brutalisation, animalization, animalisationan act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
brutalization > pronunciation
Soundsbruw'tahlahzey.shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > brutalization: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner.
Synonymbrutalisation
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Verbsbrutalizetreat brutally
English > brutalization: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe activity of treating someone savagely or viciously.
Synonymbrutalisation
Broaderwrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusActivity that transgresses moral or civil law
Verbsbrutalizetreat brutally
English > brutalization: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities.
Synonymsbrutalisation, animalization, animalisation
Broaderdegradation, debasementchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
Spanishanimalización, brutalización
Catalananimalització, brutalització
Verbsbrutalizebecome brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
brutalizemake brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman

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