Brutalize Bru"tal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brutalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brutalizing}.] [Cf. F. brutaliser.] To make brutal; beasty; unfeeling; or inhuman. [1913 Webster]

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