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Definition of stigma noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable, usually singular] feelings of disapproval that people have about particular illnesses or ways of behaving the social stigma of alcoholism There is no longer any stigma attached to being divorced.
  2. 2[countable] (biology) the part in the middle of a flower where pollen is received
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