Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See brutalization, brutalize.

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  • noun Alternative form of brutalization.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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.

    The Freethinker

  • 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.

    The Freethinker

  • Follow p2pnet on Twitter. brutalisation of music fans – RIAA lawsuits are ` tough love `, October 18, 2007

    The RIAA belittles Charles Nesson

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

    Where are the protests?

  • 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.

    Canada’s image lies in tatters « Anglican Samizdat

  • 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.

    This week's arts diary

  • 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.

    Both Surprising and Subtle

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