Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make cruel, harsh, or unfeeling.
  • transitive v. To treat cruelly or harshly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Alternative spelling of brutalise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To become brutal, inhuman, barbarous, or coarse and beasty.
  • transitive v. To make brutal; beasty; unfeeling; or inhuman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make brutal, coarse, gross, or inhuman; lower to the level of a brute.
  • To become brutal, inhuman, or coarse and beastly.
  • Also spelled brutalise.

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

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

Etymologies

brutal +‎ -ize. (Wiktionary)

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