brutalise
British variant of brutalize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brutalisé — brutalisé, ée (bru ta li zé, zée) part. passé. Maltraité. Cet apprenti brutalisé par son maître …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • brutalise — rutalise v. t. 1. to treat brutally. Syn: brutalize. [WordNet 1.5] 2. to cause to become like a brute; as, life in the concentration camp had brutalised him. Syn: brutalize. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brutalise — rutalise v. i. to become brutal. Syn: brutalize. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brutalise — (Brit.) v. cause to become cruel or inhuman; become brutal; dehumanize; behave cruelly; mistreat (also brutalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brutalise — [c]/ˈbrutəlaɪz/ (say broohtuhluyz) verb (brutalised, brutalising) –verb (t) 1. to make brutish: *How habitual sin and misery suffice to brutalize the human face divine ! –marcus clarke, 1874. 2. to treat in a brutal fashion: to brutalise the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • brutalise — verb a) To brutally inflict violence on something. b) To make something brutal, or …   Wiktionary

  • brutalise — [[t]bru͟ːtəlaɪz[/t]] see brutalize …   English dictionary

  • brutalise — UK [ˈbruːtəˌlaɪz] / US brutalize …   English dictionary

  • brutalise — verb 1. treat brutally • Syn: ↑brutalize • Derivationally related forms: ↑brutalisation, ↑brutalization (for: ↑brutalize) • Hypernyms: ↑treat …   Useful english dictionary

  • brutalised — brutalise (Brit.) v. cause to become cruel or inhuman; become brutal; dehumanize; behave cruelly; mistreat (also brutalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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