follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

traumatize

[trou-muh-tahyz, traw-] /ˈtraʊ məˌtaɪz, ˈtrɔ-/
verb (used with object), traumatized, traumatizing.
1.
Pathology. 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 experience.
Also, especially British, traumatise.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek traumatízein to wound. See traumatic, -ize
Related forms
traumatization, noun
untraumatized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for traumatise

traumatize

/ˈtrɔːməˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to wound or injure (the body)
2.
to subject or be subjected to mental trauma
Derived Forms
traumatization, traumatisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for traumatise
v.

chiefly British English spelling of traumatize; for suffix, see -ize. Related: Traumatised; traumatising.

traumatize

v.

1903, of physical wounds; 1949 in the psychological sense, from Greek traumat-, stem of trauma (see trauma).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for traumatize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for traumatise

0
14
Scrabble Words With Friends