Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To brutally inflict violence on something.
  • v. To make something brutal, cruel or harsh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to become brutal.
  • transitive v. to treat brutally.
  • transitive v. to cause to become like a brute.

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

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

Etymologies

brutal +‎ -ise (Wiktionary)

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