Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to treat brutally.
  • transitive verb to cause to become like a brute.
  • intransitive verb to become brutal.

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  • verb transitive To brutally inflict violence on something.
  • verb transitive To make something brutal, cruel or harsh.

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

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

Etymologies

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brutal +‎ -ise

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