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English definition of “traumatize”

traumatize

verb [T usually passive] (UK usually traumatise)     /ˈtrɔː.mə.taɪz/ /ˈtraʊ-/ US  /ˈtrɑː-/
to shock and upset someone severely and for a long time: She was completely traumatized by the death of her mother.Making people sad, shocked and upset traumatized (UK usually traumatised)     /-taɪzd/ adjective The whole experience left him traumatized.Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of traumatize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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