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humanize

verb [T] uk (UK usually humanise)   /ˈhjuː.mə.naɪz/ us  
to make something less unpleasant and more suitable for people: Steps are being taken to humanize the prison.Making things betterBecoming better
humanization
noun [U] uk (UK usually humanisation)   /ˌhjuː.mə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-nəˈ-/
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