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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.
According to research, the unlawful elimination of suspects by the law-enforcement authorities is a counterproductive practice which results in brutalising society.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the world cannot "stand aside" and allow violence to continue in Libya, and insisted that the global leaders should be prepared to stop Colonel Muammar Gaddafi if he "goes on brutalising his own people."
Posse enforcer Maxwell Bogel, who collected drug debts in the States by kidnapping and brutalising victims' children, hid from US cops in London.
The war in Iraq is brutalising GIs, and British troops cannot be immune from this degradation.
The hearing was told of "a brutalising environment" at the close supervision centre (CSC) at Woodhill prison in Milton Keynes.
In Genoa in 2001, such a climate led to the death of one demonstrator and the brutalising of hundreds of others.
McColgan served just nine years of a 238-year sentence for brutalising his kids.
Similarly racism, usually presented in the form of a tension between Nazi White supremacists and black drug barons, forms the backdrop to a more generalised cliche that prison is brutal, brutalising and unredeemable - except when religion is involved, as shown in Dead Man Walking.