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  • n. Alternative form of brutalization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See brutalization, brutalize.

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

  • n. the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
  • n. an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
  • n. the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously


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  • As world leaders united to demand that Muammar Gaddafi face the full consequences of what Barack Obama called the "brutalisation" of his people, the defence secretary, Liam Fox, confirmed that the rescue had been a success, so far.

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  • The PAC reacted in a statement to reports of "brutalisation" of people held captive in a cell in the basement of Lancet building in Johannesburg, which houses the ANC's PWV regional offices.

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  • Furthermore she claims the Koran is a text that is 'violent, incendiary, and disrespectful' and says that barbarities such as brutalisation of women, the persecution of homosexuals, honour killings, the beheading of apostates and the stoning of adulterers come directly out of the Koran.

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  • The price of this transition is the brutalisation of the country, and a government campaign against multilateralism as savage as any waged by George Bush.

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  • A lifesize tableau of five white men torturing and castrating a black man, it's a savage reminder of the brutalisation of the African-American population in the pre-civil rights era.

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  • This has attracted little opprobrium and no calls for the obliteration of Sri Lanka or talk of its brutalisation.

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  • They are exposed to, and made complicit in, the routine imprisonment, brutalisation, and general oppression of Palestinian Arabs, as well as the ordinary fascism of military life.

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  • The damaged but still hauntingly beautiful face of Aisha, which caused such a sensation when printed with the words "What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan" on the front of Time magazine, is a symbol of the brutalisation of women, but it is also a symbol of a brutalised society: her mutilation did not take place in a cultural vacuum.

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  • The Empire may have had many short comigs but it most certainly was not given to systemic and habitual savagery and brutalisation of its people.

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