verb (used with object), trau·ma·tized, trau·ma·tiz·ing.
to injure (tissues) by force
or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents.
to cause a trauma
in (the mind): to be traumatized by a childhood experience.
Also, especially British, trau·ma·tise.
Origin: 1900–05; Related forms
< Greek traumatízein
to wound. See traumatic