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Verb: brutalise  'broot-u,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: brutalize)
  1. Treat brutally
    - brutalize
     
  2. Make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    "Life in the camps had brutalised him";
    - brutalize, animalize, animalise [Brit]
     
  3. Become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
    - brutalize, animalize, animalise [Brit]

Derived forms: brutalises, brutalised, brutalising

Type of: alter, change, do by, handle, modify, treat