to deprive of such human qualities as pity, kindness, individuality, or creativity; make inhuman or machinelike
transitive verbde·hu·man·ized, de·hu·man·iz·ing, de·hu·man·iz·es
- To deprive of human qualities such as individuality, compassion, or civility: slaves who had been dehumanized by their abysmal condition.
- To render mechanical and routine.
(third-person singular simple present dehumanizes, present participle dehumanizing, simple past and past participle dehumanized)
de- + humanize