bestialize

bestialize
/bes"cheuh luyz', bees"-/, v.t., bestialized, bestializing.
to make bestial or beastlike: War bestializes its participants.
Also, esp. Brit., bestialise.
[1675-85; BESTIAL + -IZE]

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  • Bestialize — Bes tial*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bestialized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestializing}.] To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize. [1913 Webster] The process of bestializing humanity. Hare. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bestialize — (Amer.) v. make beast like; make brutal; make a person behave or live like an animal (also bestialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bestialize — [bes′chəl īz΄, bes′tyəlīz; ] often [ bēs′tyə līz΄əə liz΄] vt. bestialized, bestializing to make bestial; brutalize …   English World dictionary

  • bestialize — transitive verb see bestial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bestialize — verb a) to make like a beast b) to bring or reduce to the state or condition of a beast See Also: bestial, bestialization …   Wiktionary

  • bestialize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To ruin utterly in character or quality: animalize, bastardize, brutalize, canker, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralize, deprave, pervert, stain, vitiate, warp. See CLEAN, HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • bestialize — bes·tial·ize …   English syllables

  • bestialize — verb make brutal and depraved; give animal like qualities to • Syn: ↑bestialise • Derivationally related forms: ↑bestial • Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bestialized — Bestialize Bes tial*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bestialized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestializing}.] To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize. [1913 Webster] The process of bestializing humanity. Hare. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bestializing — Bestialize Bes tial*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bestialized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestializing}.] To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize. [1913 Webster] The process of bestializing humanity. Hare. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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