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
When the Taliban took over Kabul in 1996, the city’s infrastructure was battered and its population of several hundred thousand people, traumatized by a decade of civil war, had no expectation of government services or facilities.The 3 things experts are watching to evaluate the Taliban | Gabby Birenbaum | August 25, 2021 | Vox
That could very likely change in the next several years, especially as memories of pandemic times are slowly wiped from our traumatized minds and our eagerness for exploring the world returns.NASA Timelapse Shows X-59 Supersonic Jet Being Built Over Two Years | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 6, 2021 | Singularity Hub
This never ending instability, combined with the constant fear of interacting with the police, losing custody of my children, having my car impounded — or even losing my life — left me stressed, traumatized and exhausted.I Lived in My Car and Now I’m in Congress. We Need to Solve America’s Housing Crisis. | Cori Bush | July 30, 2021 | Time
He says he’s traumatized by what happened, has nightmares and doesn’t get out much anymore.Dozens of nooses have shown up on U.S. construction sites. The culprits rarely face consequences. | Taylor Telford | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
He was traumatized by the dark Nordic winters of his childhood and would overcompensate by doing all the things that dermatologists tell you not to do.
The cable network had “lost its mind,” and was going to “traumatize channel surfers.”
The “Crime of the Century” certainly did traumatize Lindbergh.Charles Lindbergh’s Secret German Mistresses in Truth and Fiction | Joshua Kendall | April 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is also Palestinians who lob the rockets from Gaza that traumatize southern Israel.
Christmas has always been neck and neck with Halloween for the title of Best Time to traumatize Your Kids.
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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