Also especially British, stig·ma·tise.
Origin of stigmatize
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- to mark out or describe (as something bad)
- to mark with a stigma or stigmata
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Word Origin and History for destigmatizing
1580s, "to brand or tattoo," from Medieval Latin stigmatizare, from Greek stigmatizein, from stigmat- (see stigma). Meaning "to blemish" is from 1610s (figurative), 1630s (literal). Related: Stigmatized; stigmatizing.
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