stigmatize

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verb stig·ma·tize \ˈstig-mə-ˌtīz\

Definition of stigmatize

stigmatized

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stigmatizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a archaic :  brandb :  to describe or identify in opprobrious terms

  3. 2 :  to mark with stigmata

stigmatization

play \ˌstig-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of stigmatize in a Sentence

  1. a legal system that stigmatizes juveniles as criminals

First Known Use of stigmatize

1585


STIGMATIZE Defined for English Language Learners

stigmatize

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Definition of stigmatize for English Language Learners

  • : to describe or regard (something, such as a characteristic or group of people) in a way that shows strong disapproval



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