Definition of traumatize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrouməˌtīz/
Pronunciation: /ˈtrôməˌtīz/


[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/ Pronunciation: /ˌtrô-/
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: trau·ma·tize

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