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brutalize

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brutalizeverb
also Britishbrutalise/ˈbruːtl̟ˌaɪz/
brutalizesbrutalizedbrutalizing
brutalize
verb
also British brutalise /ˈbruːtl̟ˌaɪz/
brutalizesbrutalizedbrutalizing
Learner's definition of BRUTALIZE  
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to lose ordinary human kindness or feelings
: to treat (someone) in a very harsh and usually violent way

— brutalization

also Britishbrutalisation/ˌbruːtl̟əˈzeɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
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