brutalize

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brutal +‎ -ize.

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brutalize (third-person singular simple present brutalizes, present participle brutalizing, simple past and past participle brutalized)

  1. Alternative spelling of brutalise.
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      The subconscious activities are not rationalized and humanized, they are in fact more brutalized than ever, inasmuch as under the aegis of military law and under the tacit understanding that necessity knows no law, there is no pity and no mercy in war.

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