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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
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Examples from the web for traumatizing
  • Whatever the context, watching largely defenseless, densely packed urban areas being pummeled with missiles is traumatizing.
  • In fact there is neurological damage from the traumatizing events of war.
British Dictionary definitions for traumatizing

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
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Word Origin and History for traumatizing

traumatize

v.

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

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