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2 definitions found
 for dehumanize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dehumanize \De*hu"man*ize\, v. t.
     To divest of human qualities, such as pity, tenderness, etc.;
     as, dehumanizing influences.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dehumanize
      v 1: deprive of human qualities; "Life in poverty has
           dehumanized them" [syn: dehumanize, dehumanise] [ant:
           humanise, humanize]
      2: make mechanical or routine [syn: dehumanize, dehumanise]

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