Definition of stigmatize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stigmatize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈstɪɡməˌtaɪz//
 
[usually passive]stigmatize somebody/something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stigmatize
 
he / she / it stigmatizes
 
past simple stigmatized
 
-ing form stigmatizing
 
 
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to treat someone in a way that makes them feel that they are very bad or unimportant
stigmatization
 
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NAmE//ˌstɪɡmət̮əˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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