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traumatize

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transitive verb trau·ma·tize \-ˌtīz\

Simple Definition of traumatize

  • : to cause (someone) to become very upset in a way that often leads to serious emotional problems : to cause (someone) to suffer emotional trauma

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of traumatize

traumatized

traumatizing

  1. :  to inflict a trauma upon

traumatization

play \ˌtrau̇-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtrȯ-\ noun

Examples of traumatize in a sentence

  1. He was traumatized by the experience.



1903

First Known Use of traumatize

1903


Medical Dictionary

traumatize

transitive verb trau·ma·tize

Medical Definition of traumatize

traumatized

also British

traumatised

;

traumatizing

also British

traumatising

  1. :  to inflict a trauma upon <traumatized tissues> <children traumatized by physical abuse>

traumatization

also British

traumatisation

\ˌtrȯ-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən, ˌtrau̇-\play play noun


Variants of traumatize

also British

traumatise

\-ˌtīz\play

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