bestialize

[ bes-chuh-lahyz, bees- ]
/ ˈbɛs tʃəˌlaɪz, ˈbis- /

verb (used with object), bes·tial·ized, bes·tial·iz·ing.

to make bestial or beastlike: War bestializes its participants.

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Also especially British, bes·tial·ise.

Origin of bestialize

First recorded in 1675–85; bestial + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for bestialize

bestialize

bestialise

/ (ˈbɛstɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make bestial or brutal
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