from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make cruel, harsh, or unfeeling.
  • transitive verb To treat cruelly or harshly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make brutal, coarse, gross, or inhuman; lower to the level of a brute.
  • To become brutal, inhuman, or coarse and beastly.
  • Also spelled brutalise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb rare To become brutal, inhuman, barbarous, or coarse and beasty.
  • transitive verb To make brutal; beasty; unfeeling; or inhuman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Alternative spelling of brutalise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
  • verb become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
  • verb treat brutally


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brutal +‎ -ize.


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