revictimize

verb
re·vic·tim·ize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈvik-tə-ˌmīz \
revictimized; revictimizing

Definition of revictimize 

transitive verb

: to victimize (someone) again : to make a victim of (someone) again "This scam revictimized families who were already suffering from the collapse of the housing market." —Eric Schneiderman

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revictimization \(ˌ)rē-ˌvik-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən \ noun plural revictimizations
… forcing a victim to face an abuser in the presence of others and articulate the painful details of the abuse she has suffered can be tantamount to revictimization. —Ayonna Johnson

First Known Use of revictimize

1886, in the meaning defined above

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