Brutalize



to make brutal.
to treat (someone) with brutality.
Contemporary Examples

The Thugs Who Lead Iran’s Supreme Leader Gary Sick June 26, 2009
To the Woman Warrior I Didn’t Know Monsoon Bissell January 4, 2013

Historical Examples

Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850. Various
The Philippines A Century Hence Jose Rizal
Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond
Private Peat Harold R. Peat
The History of Mary Prince Mary Prince
The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
A Social History of The American Negro Benjamin Brawley

verb
to make or become brutal
(transitive) to treat brutally

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