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Definition of Dehumanization

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depriving of human character or spirit, turning into a beast (also dehumanisation)
Dehumanization Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities; "science has been blamed for the dehumanization of modern life"
(synonym) dehumanisation
(hypernym) degradation, debasement
(derivation) dehumanize, dehumanise
Dehumanization Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Dehumanization or dehumanisation describes the denial of "humanness" to other people. It is theorized to take on two forms: animalistic dehumanization, which is employed on a largely intergroup basis, and mechanistic dehumanization, which is employed on a largely interpersonal basis. Dehumanization can occur discursively (e.g., idiomatic language that likens certain human beings to non-human animals, verbal abuse, erasing one's voice from discourse), symbolically (e.g., imagery), or physically (e.g., chattel slavery, physical abuse, refusing eye contact). Dehumanization often ignores the target's individuality (i.e., the creative and interesting aspects of their personality) and prevents one from showing compassion towards stigmatized groups.

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