A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
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.
stigmatization stig·ma·ti·za·tion (stĭg'mə-tĭ-zā'shən)
The production of stigmas, especially of hysterical origin.