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traumatize

verb [T usually passive] uk (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.
traumatized
adjective uk (UK usually traumatised)   /-taɪzd/ us  
The whole experience left him traumatized.
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