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Definition of traumatize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

traumatize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈtrɔːmətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊmətaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they traumatize
BrE BrE//ˈtrɔːmətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊmətaɪz//
 
he / she / it traumatizes
BrE BrE//ˈtrɔːmətaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊmətaɪzɪz//
 
past simple traumatized
BrE BrE//ˈtrɔːmətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊmətaɪzd//
 
past participle traumatized
BrE BrE//ˈtrɔːmətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊmətaɪzd//
 
-ing form traumatizing
BrE BrE//ˈtrɔːmətaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊmətaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] traumatize somebody to shock and upset somebody 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. We were traumatized by what we saw.
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