brutalisation :

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  • n  the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
  • n  the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
  • n  an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities

  • Manmohan Singh in Indian Express
    Singh, however, warned that the fight against terror "should not result in the brutalisation of our society."
  • Afrasiab Khattak in Daily Times
    Big powers inducted brutalisation [as] the US trained young brains about jihad,said Khattak -- who was part of a government delegation negotiating peace with the Swat-based Taliban on Tuesday.
  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Independent Online
    An example of the brutalisation of Polish public life is the billboard of the (post-communist) Democratic Left Alliance announcing duck-hunting season,Kaczynski told reporters while feeding ducks in the park's pond.

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