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Meaning of dehumanize

de•hu•man•ize

Pronunciation: (dē-hy'mu-nīz" or, often, -y'-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality: Conformity dehumanized him.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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