Definition of dehumanize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dehumanize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dehumanize
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪz//
 
he / she / it dehumanizes
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple dehumanized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzd//
 
past participle dehumanized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzd//
 
-ing form dehumanizing
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈhjuːmənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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dehumanize somebody to make somebody lose their human qualities such as kindness, pity, etc. the dehumanizing effects of poverty and squalor
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dehumanize