trau·​ma·​tized ˈtrȯ-mə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce traumatized (audio)
 also  ˈtrau̇-
: affected by physical or emotional trauma
He has always admitted responsibility for the crash, on the Autobahn between Berlin and Leipzig, which … left him temporarily paralyzed and traumatized. John Rockwell
Patients are less traumatized, require shorter hospital stays, and heal faster than with conventional surgery. Yet despite the benefits, laparoscopy is a challenging procedure. Kathy A. Svitil
Two traumatized plane-crash survivors, played by Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez, teach each other how to live again. Peter Travers
… the many barriers leading to his conviction: for one, victims too traumatized to press charges. Eloise Kinney

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of traumatized was in 1882

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“Traumatized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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