Definition of traumatize in English:


Syllabification: trau·ma·tize
Pronunciation: /ˈtrouməˌtīz, ˈtrô-


[with object]
  • 1Subject to lasting shock as a result of an emotionally disturbing experience or physical injury: the children were traumatized by separation from their families
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    • The decision should also take into account a likely traumatising parental experience as in febrile convulsions.
    • Of course, most of us experience this as something traumatising, shocking, where you can never be sure.
    • Children who are traumatized by witnessing or experiencing criminal or family violence often go untreated, said Fink.
  • 1.1 Medicine Cause physical injury to: the dressings can be removed without traumatizing newly formed tissue
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    • But brain and heart are fragile and often traumatized tissue in Frank's world.
    • Those who have attended my courses know my commitment and joy in putting bent bodies straight and bringing gentle touch to traumatized tissues.
    • Bellis perennis pills perform best if you've had abdominal surgery that traumatized deep tissue.



Pronunciation: /ˌtroumətiˈzāSHən, ˌtrô-/
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  • My analysis did not support the view (which I had prior to doing the research) that religion and other ideological factors act as ‘buffers’ against traumatization.
  • Because the size and scope of this attack and the potential for serious traumatisation is unprecedented in this country, the HHS commitment is long-term.
  • The previous experience of overwhelming stress experience and pre-existing traumatization might lead to different degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder and affect the cardiovascular system, brain morphology, and cognition.

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