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tr.v. de·hu·man·ized, de·hu·man·iz·ing, de·hu·man·iz·es
1. To deprive of human qualities such as individuality, compassion, or civility: slaves who had been dehumanized by their abysmal condition.
2. To render mechanical and routine.
de·hu′man·i·za′tion (-mə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. to deprive of human qualities
2. to render mechanical, artificial, or routine
deˌhumaniˈzation, deˌhumaniˈsation n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
de•hu•man•ize(diˈhyu məˌnaɪz or, often, -ˈyu-)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality.
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Past participle: dehumanized
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Verb||1.||dehumanize - deprive of human qualities; "Life in poverty has dehumanized them"|
demean, disgrace, degrade, take down, put down - reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
|2.||dehumanize - make mechanical or routine|
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dehumanize[diːˈhjuːmənaɪz] VT → deshumanizar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
dehumanize[diːˈhjuːmənaɪz] dehumanise (British) vt [+ person] → déshumaniser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt → entmenschlichen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
dehumanize[diːˈhjuːməˌnaɪz] vt → disumanizzare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995