- 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.
Origin of traumatize
Examples from the Web for traumatized
I was so traumatized by it, I was like: 'Just keep going,'…I wasn't even willing to admit that anything had even happened.Shut Up, Lady Gaga’s Rape Isn’t About You
December 4, 2014
This is especially true for a child, particularly a traumatized child.The Border Kid Crisis Hits the Courts
September 19, 2014
[Laughs] Your character in the film suffers the loss of a loved one, which really leaves him traumatized.Taylor Kitsch on ‘The Normal Heart,’ Homophobic Right-Wingers, and Gays in the Military
May 23, 2014
Sadly, many people still fall for the myth that women in abusive relationships look sad and traumatized all the time.The Oscar Pistorius Trial: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
March 2, 2014
On numerous occasions I have looked over the “w4w” section of Craigslist, but it inevitably leaves me traumatized.The Struggle To Find Trans Love
January 14, 2014
- (tr) to wound or injure (the body)
- to subject or be subjected to mental trauma
Word Origin and History for traumatized
1903, of physical wounds; 1949 in the psychological sense, from Greek traumat-, stem of trauma (see trauma).