abrutir etymology

French word abrutir comes from French brute, French a-, French -ir (A suffix forming infinitives of many verbs.)

Detailed word origin of abrutir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
brute French (fra) (By analogy) A person without reason.. An animal lacking in intelligence and sensibility.. An animal lacking in reason.. One who imposes his will on others using violence - a bully.
a- French (fra) A prefix forming words, especially verbs, that denote entering a state, making progress toward a goal, or the like. A-, non-, -less.
-ir French (fra) A suffix forming infinitives of many verbs.
abrutir French (fra) (ambitransitive) To blunt or deaden the mind.. (literary) To return to a brutish or bestial state.. (transitive) To overwhelm, to devastate.. (transitive) To render idiotic; to turn into idiots.

Words with the same origin as abrutir

Descendants of brute
Descendants of a-
aborder accoucher accouplement accoupler affaiblir affaire agenouiller allonger amener apaiser apitoyer arrivant arriver arrivée assommer attarder atterrir attraper collier déshabiller déshabillé habiller rattrapage rattraper rhabiller
Descendants of -ir
alentir alunissage aplanir arrondir assainissement asservir asservissable attendrir chérir dégourdir embellir enchérir endurcir enrichir jaunir maigrir rajeunir rajeunissement refroidir ressortir vieillir épaississement