Etymology
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traumatize (v.)

1893, in reference to physical wounds; 1949 in the psychological sense, from Greek traumat-, stem of trauma (see trauma).

updated on February 15, 2014

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Definitions of traumatize from WordNet

traumatize (v.)
inflict a trauma upon;
Synonyms: traumatise / shock
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