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Definition of traumatize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈtraʊməˌtaɪz//
[usually passive] traumatize somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they traumatize
he / she / it traumatizes
past simple traumatized
-ing form traumatizing
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to shock and upset someone very much, often making them unable to think or work normally He was so traumatized by the attack that he could not work for a year.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: traumatize