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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]
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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’
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The most common explanation of the relationship between dehumanisation and group-targeted harm is that dehumanisation promotes moral disengagement, removing an individual or group from the realm of moral concern.
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