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bestialize

[bes-chuh-lahyz, bees-]
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verb (used with object), bes·tial·ized, bes·tial·iz·ing.
  1. 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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Related Words for bestialize

debase, debauch, corrupt, abuse, degrade, bastardize, deprave, demoralize, animalize

British Dictionary definitions for bestialize

bestialize

bestialise

verb
  1. (tr) to make bestial or brutal
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