[dee-hyoo-muh-nahyz or, often, -yoo-]
- to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality: Conformity dehumanized him.
Also especially British, de·hu·man·ise.
Origin of dehumanize
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for dehumanizing
Lohse rushes Sigma Alpha Epsilon, gets a bid, endures pledge term, and then submits to the dehumanizing rigors of Hell Night.An Ivy League Frat Boy’s Shallow Repentance
November 24, 2014
As air travel becomes increasingly frustrating and dehumanizing, the dream of personal aerial transport tempts the imagination.I Want My Damn Hoverboard! 12 Movie Inventions That Should Exist
October 25, 2014
LONDON—You want to know how awful, futile, and dehumanizing war is?‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’
October 20, 2014
While the lack of dialogue has many roots, the dehumanizing rhetoric at the heart of the revolution is one of its main causes.Venezuela Burns, Body Count Rises
March 16, 2014
Because why not give "Person of the Year" to the head of soul-crushing, dehumanizing Communism's global redoubt?Kim Jong-Un: Handsome, Rich, and (I Hope) Time's Person of the Year
December 13, 2012
Away with all such degrading, debasing, dehumanizing trumpery!Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
But I warn you to beware of the dehumanizing influence of caste.The Hindered Hand
Sutton E. Griggs
This process of dehumanizing has been going on in commerce and politics.Nationalism
There is also the dehumanizing of the relations between master and man.
Such are extreme poverty and the dehumanizing of social relations.
- to deprive of human qualities
- to render mechanical, artificial, or routine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for dehumanizing
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper