stigmatize

[stig-muh-tahyz]
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:
1575–85; < Medieval Latin stigmatizāre, equivalent to stigmat- (see stigmatic) + -izāre -ize

stigmatization, noun
stigmatizer, noun
destigmatize, verb (used with object), destigmatized, destigmatizing.
unstigmatized, adjective
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stigmatize or stigmatise (ˈstɪɡməˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to mark out or describe (as something bad)
2.  to mark with a stigma or stigmata
 
stigmatise or stigmatise
 
vb
 
stigmati'zation or stigmatise
 
n
 
stigmati'sation or stigmatise
 
n
 
'stigmatizer or stigmatise
 
n
 
'stigmatiser or stigmatise
 
n

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stigmatization stig·ma·ti·za·tion (stĭg'mə-tĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The production of stigmas, especially of hysterical origin.

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Example sentences
We can make progress with the de-stigmatization of mental illness also.
It suggests that with more education and de-stigmatization, that the rates will decrease.
Despite the stigmatization that these financial instruments have received, they all serve an invaluable purpose in our economy.
End the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but who do no harm to others.
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