dehumanization


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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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