Definitions of brutalization
  1. noun
    the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
    synonyms: brutalisation
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    type of:
    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  2. noun
    the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
    synonyms: brutalisation
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    type of:
    actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct
    activity that transgresses moral or civil law
  3. noun
    an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
    synonyms: animalisation, animalization, brutalisation
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    type of:
    debasement, degradation
    a change to a lower state (a less respected state)
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