- 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
Related Words for traumatizingdisturb, grieve, shock, upset, hurt, offend, mortify, outrage, pain, distress, get, bother, sting, trouble
Examples from the Web for traumatizing
Contemporary Examples of traumatizing
What about acting such dark, traumatizing material with such young actors?How Jennifer Hudson Played a Drug Addict—Despite a Lifetime of Sobriety
October 11, 2013
Never mind that witnesses are often inconsistent about the details of a traumatizing attack.Bronx Judge Helps Dominique Strauss-Kahn Maid Nafissatou Diallo Find Justice
December 11, 2012
The cinematic chimera was inspired by a traumatizing breakup suffered by Glodell.The Year's Most Explosive Film
August 5, 2011
Beheadings, the traditional means of traumatizing the population into submission, have surged.Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe?
Senator Bob Graham
July 11, 2011
- (tr) to wound or injure (the body)
- to subject or be subjected to mental trauma
Word Origin and History for traumatizing
1903, of physical wounds; 1949 in the psychological sense, from Greek traumat-, stem of trauma (see trauma).