brutalize

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brutalize

verb barbarize, be pitiless, be vicious to, be wicked to, brutify, bully, corrupt, decivilize, deform one's character, dehumanize, demoralize, hurt, injure, lead astray, make insensitive, make wicked, maltreat, mislead, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, render evil, run down, seduce, teach wickedness
Associated concepts: assault, cruel and inhuman punishment
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Clearly every day he goes on brutalising his own people is a bad day for humanity, is a bad day for people in Libya, and we should be standing with those people who want a better future for Libya, and that future cannot include Colonel Gaddafi.
We have got to prepare for what we might have to do if he [Gaddafi] goes on brutalising his own people," the BBC quoted him, as saying.
This world would be a better place if every nation abolished the cruelty and vengeance of the death penalty because it has a brutalising effect on society.
What about the brutalising of the train guard by the robbers (thugs), resulting in his eventual death?
And before any of you start screaming about brutalising kids, I'm not talking about that.