to make bestial or beastlike:
War bestializes its participants.
(transitive) to make bestial or brutal
brutish or beastly character or behavior; beastliness. indulgence in beastlike appetites, instincts, impulses, etc. an instance of bestial character or behavior. sexual relations between a person and an animal; sodomy. Historical Examples King of Camargue Jean Aicard The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker The Criminal Havelock Ellis The Sexual Question August Forel noun (pl) […]
of, relating to, or having the form of a beast: the belief that a person could assume bestial form after death; the bestial signs of the zodiac. without reason or intelligence; brutal; inhuman: bestial treatment of prisoners. beastlike in gratifying one’s sensual desires; carnal; debased. adjective brutal or savage sexually depraved; carnal lacking in refinement; […]
a collection of moralized fables, especially as written in the Middle Ages, about actual or mythical animals. Historical Examples Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867 William Dunn Macray Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes Various Modern Spanish Lyrics Various Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes Various […]
of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best work; the best students. most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way. largest; most: the best part of a day. most excellently or suitably; with most advantage or success: an opera role that best suits her voice. in or to the highest degree; most fully (usually […]