- To take away humanity, to remove or deny human qualities, characteristics, or attributes.
2003, Stephen P. Garvey editor, Beyond Repair? America's Death Penalty, ISBN 9780822330431, page 141:
- And, in this country, the traditional, ingrained way to dehumanize people, to make both their pain and their individuality irrelevant, is to rely on their race.
1968, Stewart L. Udall, 1976: Agenda for Tomorrow, page 3:
- Yet we are dismayed by the failures and forces that dehumanize and defeat the finest dreams and plans of this generation.
to take away humanity