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traumatize

[ trou-muh-tahyz, traw- ]
/ 藞tra蕣 m蓹藢ta瑟z, 藞tr蓴- /
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verb (used with object), trau路ma路tized, trau路ma路tiz路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路ma路tise .

Origin of traumatize

First recorded in 1900鈥05, traumatize is from the Greek word traumat铆zein to wound. See traumatic, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM traumatize

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

traumatize

traumatise

/ (藞tr蓴藧m蓹藢ta瑟z) /

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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