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dehumanization

[ dee-hyoo-muh-nahy-zey-shuhn or, often, -yoo- ]
/ diˌhyu məˌnaɪˈzeɪ ʃən or, often, -ˌyu- /
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noun
the act of regarding, representing, or treating a person or group as less than human:Dehumanization of the enemy is often what sustains the rationale for a war.Before trafficked humans are fully enslaved, they are drugged, tortured, and abused as part of the process of dehumanization.
the process of depriving a person or population of human qualities or attributes such as compassion, dignity, individuality, etc.:When science is not touched by a sense of moral values, it works—as it has done fairly consistently over the past century—toward a complete dehumanization of the social order.
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Also especially British, de·hu·man·i·sa·tion .

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