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stigmatize

[ stig-muh-tahyz ]
/ ˈstɪg məˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), stig·ma·tized, stig·ma·tiz·ing.

to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon: The crime of the father stigmatized the whole family.
to mark with a stigma or brand.
to produce stigmata, marks, spots, or the like, on.

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Also especially British, stig·ma·tise .

Origin of stigmatize

1575–85; <Medieval Latin stigmatizāre, equivalent to stigmat- (see stigmatic) + -izāre-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM stigmatize

stig·ma·ti·za·tion, nounstig·ma·tiz·er, nounde·stig·ma·tize, verb (used with object), de·stig·ma·tized, de·stig·ma·tiz·ing.un·stig·ma·tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stigmatize

stigmatize

stigmatise

/ (ˈstɪɡməˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to mark out or describe (as something bad)
to mark with a stigma or stigmata

Derived forms of stigmatize

stigmatization or stigmatisation, nounstigmatizer or stigmatiser, noun
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