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Definition of traumatize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

traumatize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtrɔməˌtaɪz//
 
, 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.
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