[ trou-muh-tahyz, traw- ]
/ ˈtraʊ məˌtaɪz, ˈtrɔ- /
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verb (used with object), trau·ma·tized, trau·ma·tiz·ing.
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.
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Also especially British, trau·ma·tise .
Origin of traumatize
OTHER WORDS FROM traumatizetrau·ma·ti·za·tion, nounun·trau·ma·tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for traumatize
/ (ˈtrɔːməˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to wound or injure (the body)
to subject or be subjected to mental trauma
Derived forms of traumatizetraumatization or traumatisation, noun
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