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stigmatize

[stig-muh-tahyz] /ˈstɪg məˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), stigmatized, stigmatizing.
1.
to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon:
The crime of the father stigmatized the whole family.
2.
to mark with a stigma or brand.
3.
to produce stigmata, marks, spots, or the like, on.
Also, especially British, stigmatise.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Medieval Latin stigmatizāre, equivalent to stigmat- (see stigmatic) + -izāre -ize
Related forms
stigmatization, noun
stigmatizer, noun
destigmatize, verb (used with object), destigmatized, destigmatizing.
unstigmatized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for de-stigmatize

stigmatize

/ˈstɪɡməˌtaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to mark out or describe (as something bad)
2.
to mark with a stigma or stigmata
Derived Forms
stigmatization, stigmatisation, noun
stigmatizer, stigmatiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for de-stigmatize

stigmatize

v.

1580s, "to brand or tattoo," from Medieval Latin stigmatizare, from Greek stigmatizein, from stigmat- (see stigma). Meaning "to blemish" is from 1610s (figurative), 1630s (literal). Related: Stigmatized; stigmatizing.

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