Definitions

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  • v. To strip of humanity; to dehumanize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render inhuman or barbarous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to cease to be human; deprive or divest of the nature or characteristics of human beings.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ humanize

Examples

  • If you will have that precision out of them, and make their fingers measure degrees like cog-wheels, and their arms strike curves like compasses, you must unhumanize them ...

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Rebels And Messiahs: 10 Spiritual Ancestors For Occupy Wall Street

  • Further, in making him a slave, he does not merely unhumanize _one_ individual, but UNIVERSAL MAN.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • To do so would, but unchristianize the deep grief which bereavement awakens, and which true piety sanctifies; it would unhumanize the very constitution of home itself.

    The Christian Home

  • If you will have that precision out of them, and make their fingers measure degrees like cog-wheels, and their arms strike curves like compasses, you must unhumanize them.

    Selections From the Works of John Ruskin

  • I'll stand by you, old man, in the ark or in the castle, the canoe or the woods, but I'll not unhumanize my natur 'by falling into ways that God intended for another race.

    The Deerslayer

  • We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident Shiva

    The Greenbelt

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