tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect: humiliated him with a contemptuous refusal.
[Late Latin humiliāre, humiliāt-, to humble, from humilis, humble; see HUMBLE.]
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