Pathology. to injure (tissues) by force or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents.
Psychiatry. to cause a trauma in (the mind): to be traumatized by a childhood experience.
- Also especially British, trau·ma·tise .
- trau·ma·ti·za·tion, noun
- un·trau·ma·tized, adjective
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How to use traumatize in a sentence
“My children are traumatised,” Than Dar told a group of reporters in front a large reclining Buddha.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives | Joshua Carroll | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There are a lot of victims who are too traumatised to work—too scared to even leave the house,” Rühlsays.New Report Exposes Trafficking Rings in Egypt’s Sinai | John Beck | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
"Many of these children have been traumatised by the horrors of what they've witnessed before they got here," he said.Shocking Refugee Camp Scenes Greet Charles and Camilla in Jordan | Tom Sykes | March 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for traumatize
(tr) to wound or injure (the body)
to subject or be subjected to mental trauma
- traumatization or traumatisation, noun
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