brutalization
noun see brutalize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Brutalization — Bru tal*i*za tion, n. The act or process of making brutal; state of being brutalized. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brutalization — (Amer.) n. cruelty, maltreatment; process of making inhuman or beastlike; state of being maltreated (also brutalisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brutalization — brutalize (also brutalise) ► VERB 1) make brutal by frequent exposure to violence. 2) treat brutally. DERIVATIVES brutalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • brutalization — See brutalize. * * * …   Universalium

  • brutalization — noun a) The act or process of making brutal b) An instance of being brutalized …   Wiktionary

  • brutalization — bru·tal·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • brutalization — See: brutalize …   English dictionary

  • brutalization — noun 1. the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner • Syn: ↑brutalisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑brutalise (for: ↑brutalisation), ↑brutalize • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brutalize — brutalization, n. /brooht l uyz /, v.t. brutalized, brutalizing. 1. to make brutal. 2. to treat (someone) with brutality. Also, esp. Brit., brutalise. [1695 1705; BRUTAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • brutalisation — noun 1. the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner • Syn: ↑brutalization • Derivationally related forms: ↑brutalise, ↑brutalize (for: ↑brutalization) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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