traumatize
transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1903 to inflict a trauma upon • traumatization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • traumatize — index damage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • traumatize — 1903, of physical wounds; 1949 in the psychological sense, from Gk. traumat , stem of trauma (see TRAUMA (Cf. trauma)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • traumatize — (Amer.) v. cause severe and chronic mental or emotional stress; cause sudden and severe physical injury (also traumatise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • traumatize — [trô′mətīz΄; ] also [ trä′mətīz΄] vt. traumatized, traumatizing 1. Med. to injure or wound (tissues) 2. Psychiatry to subject to a trauma …   English World dictionary

  • traumatize — UK [ˈtrɔːmətaɪz] / US [ˈtrɔməˌtaɪz] verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms traumatize : present tense I/you/we/they traumatize he/she/it traumatizes present participle traumatizing past tense traumatized past participle traumatized to make …   English dictionary

  • traumatize — [[t]trɔ͟ːmətaɪz, AM tra͟ʊ [/t]] traumatizes, traumatizing, traumatized VERB If someone is traumatized by an event or situation, it shocks or upsets them very much, and may cause them psychological damage. [be V ed] My wife was traumatized by the… …   English dictionary

  • traumatize — trauma ► NOUN (pl. traumas) 1) a deeply distressing experience. 2) Medicine physical injury. 3) emotional shock following a stressful event. DERIVATIVES traumatic adjective traumatically adverb traumatize (also …   English terms dictionary

  • traumatize — traumatization, n. /trow meuh tuyz , traw /, v.t., traumatized, traumatizing. 1. Pathol. to injure (tissues) by force or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents. 2. Psychiatry. to cause a trauma in (the mind): to be traumatized by a childhood… …   Universalium

  • traumatize — To cause or inflict trauma. [G. traumatizo, to wound] * * * trau·ma·tize also Brit trau·ma·tise .tīz vt, tized also Brit tised; tiz·ing also Brit tis·ing to inflict a trauma upon <traumatized tissues> trau·ma·ti·za·tion also Brit… …   Medical dictionary

  • traumatize — Synonyms and related words: abrade, affect, bark, blemish, bloody, break, burn, chafe, check, chip, claw, come home to, crack, craze, cut, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, hit, hit the mark, hurt, impress, impress forcibly, incise,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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