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brute



Pronunciation: (brOOt), [key]
n.
1. a nonhuman creature; beast.
2. a brutal, insensitive, or crude person.
3. the animal qualities, desires, etc., of humankind: Father felt that rough games brought out the brute in us.

adj.
1. animal; not human.
2. not characterized by intelligence or reason; irrational.
3. characteristic of animals; of brutal character or quality.
4. savage; cruel: brute force.
5. carnal; sensual.

brute



Pronunciation: (brOOt), [key]
v.t., brut•ed, brut•ing.
to shape (a diamond) by rubbing with another diamond or a diamond chip.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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