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dehumanize

[ dee-hyoo-muh-nahyz or, often, -yoo- ]
/ di藞hyu m蓹藢na瑟z or, often, -藞yu- /
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verb (used with object), de路hu路man路ized, de路hu路man路iz路ing.
to regard, represent, or treat (a person or group) as less than human: Society still has a tendency to devalue and dehumanize those with disabilities and to suppress their voices.
to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality: Conformity dehumanized him.
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Also especially British, de路hu路man路ise .

Origin of dehumanize

First recorded in 1810鈥20; de- + humanize

OTHER WORDS FROM dehumanize

de路hu路man路i路za路tion [dee-hyoo-muh-nahy-zey-shuhn or, often, -yoo-], /di藢hyu m蓹藢na瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n or, often, -藢yu-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dehumanize

dehumanize

dehumanise

/ (di藧藞hju藧m蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to deprive of human qualities
to render mechanical, artificial, or routine

Derived forms of dehumanize

dehumanization or dehumanisation, noun
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