from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To represent or portray as an animal or beast.
- transitive v. To reduce to a bestial condition; deprave.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to make like a beast
- v. to bring or reduce to the state or condition of a beast
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make like a beast; bring or reduce to the state or condition of a beast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to
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He was even caricatured and abused for his attempt to "bestialize" his species by the introduction into their systems of diseased matter from the cow's udder.
As was the case in World Wars I and II, we are up against sociopathic sub-humans who despise the common man, are capable of great cruelty brought on by their indifference to human misery and whose ultimate plan is to dehumanize and bestialize humanity.
I believe the primary purpose of a certain force I nether fully understand nor wish to understand was to separate man from his higher self, to bestialize him, to do dirt on him and this force has legions of accolytes because it is the province of the weak-willed, the ones who prefer the easy solution and are attracted by bells and whistles.
If you're a Bohm or a Charley, you may trivialize or vulgarize or bestialize your wedding, but solemnize it you don't, for that is not "up to date."
-- Possibly; but even a beast seeks privacy at certain junctures; and to deny all privacy tends to bestialize human beings.
A zeal for scientific knowledge consumed him, keeping him on target to overthrow God and bestialize humanity.
Science and Classical artistic life are good, and the contrary, such as today's popular cultures, are bad per se in respect to their tendency to cause populations to debase, even bestialize themselves, as fascists do, as the violent existentialists of 1968 did, that to the ruinous effects on the culture of the world as a whole, today.