[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
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- to deprive of human qualities
- to render mechanical, artificial, or routine
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Word Origin and History for dehumanise
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