Stigmatize Stig"ma*tize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stigmatized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stigmatizing}.] [F. stigmatiser, Gr. ?.] 1. To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers. [1913 Webster]

That . . . hold out both their ears with such delight and ravishment, to be stigmatized and bored through in witness of their own voluntary and beloved baseness. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy. [1913 Webster]

To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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