from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of making brutal
  • n. An instance of being brutalized.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of making brutal; state of being brutalized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of brutalizing, or the state of being brutalized. Also spelled brutalisation.

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. the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
  • n. an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities


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  • It's a big demented fool indeed who thinks he can con America and the world by calling the brutalization of a fellow human by inflicting severe pain and terror upon his body and psyche anything graced by the adjective "enhanced" and a total of three inflated words when one simple word is eminently sufficient and precise, and that word is TORTURE.

    Seeking Comfort in Torturing the Language

  • This kind of brutalization (murder, rape etc) has been happening in townships all over the country since rock ages.


  • Abel Barrera Hernandez, under regular threat of death for documenting and exposing harassment, brutalization, rape, enforced disappearance, and murder committed by U.S.-backed Mexican military and state police forces against indigenous communities in Guerrero, Mexico.

    Kerry Kennedy: Lady Gaga, Elton John, Oprah Among Celebs Joining RFK Center, Supporting Human Rights Worldwide

  • "The president and the chancellor shared deep concerns about the Libyan government's continued violation of human rights and brutalization of its people."

    Obama on Libya: Very little and very late

  • The inquiry led by former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci found last year that Canadian officials contributed to the brutalization of the men by sharing information - including unfounded accounts of extremist links - with foreign agencies.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • One must ask what brutalization was suffered by the protesters who did not attack armed troops.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Greenwald and Gaza

  • One must also ask whether people who set sail to chants commemorating a 7th century massacre of Jews by Muslims and chanting “Jihad or death” are really worried about protecting themselves from brutalization or whether they have some other goal in mind.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Greenwald and Gaza

  • But the fact is that while glib commentators on the political chat shows make jokes about smackdowns and wrestlers 'buffoonish posturing, under McMahon and her husband's leadership, the WWE has brought the routine brutalization of women to new lows on prime time cable television.

    Jackson Katz: Linda McMahon Smacks Down Women

  • The main thing, Bush insisted, was to avoid "charges of brutalization," of piling on just to kill Iraqis in the war's last hours.

    Geoffrey Wawro: Desert Storm Turns Twenty: What Really Happened in 1991, and Why it Matters, Part II of II

  • "While the implosion of the Republican party prompted them to appeal to a Tea Party base that is clinging to a radical American past, that frankly, never actually existed, and results in increased social ills like drug addiction and teen pregnancy, the eradication of rights, the endangering of America, and the absolute brutalization of the middle class electorate that the Republicans claim to hold so dear."

    MP Nunan: Obama Meets Mephistopheles Again -- This Time It's His Soul


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