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Noun: brutalization  ,broo-tu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,broo-tu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
    - brutalisation [Brit]
  2. The activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
    - brutalisation [Brit]
  3. An act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
    - brutalisation [Brit], animalization, animalisation [Brit]

Derived forms: brutalizations

Type of: actus reus, condition, debasement, degradation, misconduct, status, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Brutalization