traumatize

[trou-muh-tahyz, traw-]
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:
1900–05; < Greek traumatízein to wound. See traumatic, -ize

traumatization, noun
untraumatized, adjective
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traumatize or traumatise (ˈtrɔːməˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to wound or injure (the body)
2.  to subject or be subjected to mental trauma
 
traumatise or traumatise
 
vb
 
traumati'zation or traumatise
 
n
 
traumati'sation or traumatise
 
n

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Example sentences
But the scale of its action also shows how worried it is about a pernicious recession stemming from a traumatised banking system.
She loves her show enough to know when it is time to say goodbye, she told her traumatised audience.
The collapse in new-vehicle demand has traumatised parts-makers.
In a country overrun by drugged, traumatised gunmen, every crutch helps.
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