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Definition of dehumanize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dehumanize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈhyuməˌnaɪz//
 
dehumanize somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dehumanize
 
he / she / it dehumanizes
 
past simple dehumanized
 
-ing form dehumanizing
 
 
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to make someone lose their human qualities such as kindness, understanding, etc. the dehumanizing effects of poverty and squalor
dehumanization
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌhyumənəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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