traumatize

[ trou-muh-tahyz, traw- ]
/ ˈtraʊ məˌtaɪz, ˈtrɔ- /
See synonyms for: traumatize / traumatized / traumatizing / traumatization on Thesaurus.com

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

First recorded in 1900–05, traumatize is from the Greek word traumatízein to wound. See traumatic, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM traumatize

trau·ma·ti·za·tion, nounun·trau·ma·tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for traumatize

traumatize

traumatise

/ (ˈtrɔːməˌtaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to wound or injure (the body)
to subject or be subjected to mental trauma

Derived forms of traumatize

traumatization or traumatisation, noun
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