from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deprive of human qualities such as individuality, compassion, or civility: slaves who had been dehumanized by their abysmal condition.
- transitive v. To render mechanical and routine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To take away humanity, to remove or deny human qualities, characteristics, or attributes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To divest of human qualities, such as pity, tenderness, etc..
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of distinctively human qualities: as, dehumanizing influences; dehumanized speculation. Also spelled dehumanise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of human qualities
- v. make mechanical or routine
de- + humanize (Wiktionary)