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14:24 Jul 5, 2007
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French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
French term or phrase: bêtification
this is an essay on design and the whole sentence is "tous ces individualismes réchauffe par exemple de manière dangereusement et irrémédiable la température de la terre, dilapide les énergies qui manqueront à nos descendants, contribue à des injustices sociales de plus en plus scandaleuses, ou à la bêtification de la société"
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4 -1beastifying
Joss Heywood

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1

is the literal meaning, and it does exist particularly in scientology contexts apparently.

Joss Heywood
Local time: 19:58
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neutral  xxxCMJ_Trans: did you really mean "scientology"? If so, what has that got to do with it?
11 mins
  -> Yes - It's part of the Church of Scientology's criticism of society - try Googling this, and "beastification". But I guess only use it if your source is a Scientology text.

disagree  LesBrets: Bétification -I'm not sure this exists in French - relates to "idiotic", nothing relating to beast.
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