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past tense and past participle of stigmatize


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stig·​ma·​tized ˈstig-mə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce stigmatized (audio)
: regarded with disapproval : carrying a stigma
Welcome to the brave new world of the brain. Scientists are reimagining some of the most stigmatized mental illnesses, such as drug addiction, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as wiring problems.Alanna Mitchell
It [Mexican American history] reminds us of the crucial contributions that stigmatized minority groups made to the nation's economic growth, to the development of American culture and, above all, in helping the country realize its highest ideals of freedom and equality.Steven Mintz

Examples of stigmatized in a Sentence

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After his visit, the school organized an educational event about the stigmatized illness, per the Art Newspaper’s Allison C. Meier. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 May 2024 Incorporated into her own story are not only Lehrer’s extraordinary portraits of stigmatized bodies, but also a history of disability and disability politics for the last several decades. Jennifer Day,, 17 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use


1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stigmatized was in 1621

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“Stigmatized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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