traumatize

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verb trau·ma·tize \ˈtrȯ-mə-ˌtīz also ˈtrau̇-\

Definition of traumatize

traumatized

;

traumatizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to inflict a trauma upon

traumatization

play play \ˌtrȯ-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən also ˈtrau̇-\ noun

Examples of traumatize in a Sentence

  1. He was traumatized by the experience.

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First Known Use of traumatize

1903


TRAUMATIZE Defined for English Language Learners

traumatize

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verb

Definition of traumatize for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

traumatize

transitive verb trau·ma·tize
variants: also British

traumatise

\-ˌtīz\play

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

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