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brutalize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrutalizebru‧tal‧ize (also brutalise British English) /ˈbruːtəl-aɪz/ verb [transitive]  1 EFFECT/INFLUENCEto affect someone so badly that they lose their normal human feelings He was brutalized by his experiences in jail.2 CRUELto treat someone in a cruel or violent way Demonstrators claimed they had been brutalized by police officers. Grammar Brutalize is usually passive.brutalization /ˌbruːtl-aɪˈzeɪʃən $ -tl-ə-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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brutalizeThere is something about coal mining that seems to brutalize a place.After 75 days of being brutalized and sexually assaulted by other inmates and ignored by the prison guards, Rodney hanged himself.Many of the prisoners were brutalized by soldiers.The rumor quickly spread among the black soldiers that other blacks were being brutalized by the police.Young men are often brutalized by their experiences in jail.He had been brutalized in prison and become cynical.Slavery brutalized its victims, but it also corrupted its masters.Racial violence began again when law enforcement officers brutalized peaceful civil rights protestors.Literacy can be gained by brutalizing the imagination.Not one of the nurses apologized or indicated in any way that they had been brutalizing the patient.
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Verb table
brutalize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybrutalize
he, she, itbrutalizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrutalized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brutalized
he, she, ithas brutalized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brutalized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill brutalize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brutalized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam brutalizing
he, she, itis brutalizing
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you, we, theyare brutalizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas brutalizing
you, we, theywere brutalizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been brutalizing
he, she, ithas been brutalizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been brutalizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be brutalizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been brutalizing
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