- dehumanizes, dehumanizing, dehumanizedIf you say that something dehumanizes people, you mean it takes away from them good human qualities such as kindness, generosity, and independence.
[V n] The years of civil war have dehumanized all of us.Syn:Derived words:dehumanizing ADJ-GRADED
...the brutal, dehumanising experience of slavery.dehumanization [[t]diːhju͟ːmənaɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT(in BRIT, also use dehumanise)
She was horrified at the dehumanisation involved in much of the imagery.
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Dehumanize — De*hu man*ize, v. t. To divest of human qualities, such as pity, tenderness, etc.; as, dehumanizing influences. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dehumanize — index brutalize, debase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
dehumanize — 1818, from DE (Cf. de ) + HUMANIZE (Cf. humanize). Related: Dehumanized; dehumanizing … Etymology dictionary
dehumanize — (Amer.) deÂ·huÂ·manÂ·ize || â€šdiË hjuËmÉ™naÉªz v. deprive of human character or spirit; make mechanical, make routine, mechanize (also dehumanise) … English contemporary dictionary
dehumanize — (also dehumanise) ► VERB ▪ deprive of positive human qualities. DERIVATIVES dehumanization noun … English terms dictionary
dehumanize — [dē hyo͞o′mə nīz΄] vt. dehumanized, dehumanizing to deprive of human qualities, as pity, kindness, individuality, or creativity; make inhuman or machinelike dehumanization n … English World dictionary
dehumanize — UK [ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz] / US [dɪˈhjuməˌnaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms dehumanize : present tense I/you/we/they dehumanize he/she/it dehumanizes present participle dehumanizing past tense dehumanized past participle dehumanized 1) to make people… … English dictionary
dehumanize — transitive verb Date: 1818 to deprive of human qualities, personality, or spirit • dehumanization noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
dehumanize — dehumanization, n. /dee hyooh meuh nuyz / or, often, / yooh /, v.t., dehumanized, dehumanizing. to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality: Conformity dehumanized him. Also, esp. Brit., dehumanise. [1810 20; DE +… … Universalium
dehumanize — verb To take away humanity, to remove or deny human qualities, characteristics, or attributes … Wiktionary
dehumanize — de|hu|man|ize also dehumanise BrE [ˌdi:ˈhju:mənaız] v [T ] to treat people so badly that they lose their good human qualities ▪ War dehumanizes people. >dehumanizing adj >dehumanization [di:ˌhju:mənaıˈzeıʃən US nə ] n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English