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English definition of “dehumanize”

dehumanize

verb [T] (UK usually dehumanise)     /ˌdiːˈhjuː.mə.naɪz/
to remove from a person the special human qualities of independent thought, feeling for other people, etc.: It's a totalitarian regime that reduces and dehumanizes its population.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of dehumanize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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