verb (used with object), stigmatized, stigmatizing.
some mark of disgrace or infamy upon: The crime of the father stigmatized the whole family.
to mark with a stigma
to produce stigmata
, marks, spots, or the like, on.
Also, especially British, stigmatise.
Origin: 1575–85; Related forms
< Medieval Latin stigmatizāre,
equivalent to stigmat-
) + -izāre -ize
destigmatize, verb (used with object), destigmatized, destigmatizing.