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de·hu·man·i·za·tion

(dē-hyū'măn-i-zā'shŭn),
Loss of human characteristics; brutalization by either mental or physical means; stripping one of self-esteem.
[de- + humanus, human, fr. homo, man]

dehumanization

[dihyo̅o̅′mənīzā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, humanitas, human nature
the process of losing altruistic or individual qualities, as may occur in some psychotic states or in environments that produce emotional trauma (prisoner-of-war). It may be influenced by external forces.
The stripping of human qualities from people or from situations involving people, as an expediency that allows the policy makers (in a totalitarian state) to justify untenable situations, as the persons of interest are ‘less than human’

de·hu·man·i·za·tion

(dē-hyū'măn-ī-zā'shŭn)
Loss of human characteristics; brutalization by either mental or physical means; stripping one of self-esteem.
[de- + humanus, human, fr. homo, man]
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A little honesty in recognising the whole nature of the IVF procedure from the beginning would have prevented such a dehumanising situation, where the creation of multiple groups of human embryos in their hundreds of thousands, have led to their use as human guinea pigs, to be selected, rejected and most recently, to be used mixing animal and human life in the cause of science.
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That the cloning - which involves the destruction of human embryos, dehumanising the human being at the first stage of its embodiment - is obvious.
Meadows, who will move up to silver if Semenya is disqualified following a 'gender verification test', said: "Caster should never have been put in that position - it's dehumanising her.