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brutalize

[ broot-l-ahyz ]
/ 藞brut l藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), bru路tal路ized, bru路tal路iz路ing.
to make brutal.
to treat (someone) with brutality.
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Origin of brutalize

First recorded in 1695鈥1705; brutal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM brutalize

bru路tal路i路za路tion, nouno路ver路bru路tal路i路za路tion, nouno路ver路bru路tal路ize, verb (used with object), o路ver路bru路tal路ized, o路ver路bru路tal路iz路ing.un路bru路tal路ize, verb (used with object), un路bru路tal路ized, un路bru路tal路iz路ing.
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How to use brutalize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for brutalize

brutalize

brutalise

/ (藞bru藧t蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to make or become brutal
(tr) to treat brutally

Derived forms of brutalize

brutalization or brutalisation, noun
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