Meaning of stigmatize

stig•ma•tize

Pronunciation: (stig'mu-tīz"), [key]
— -tized, -tiz•ing.
  1. to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon: The crime of the father stigmatized the whole family.
  2. to mark with a stigma or brand.
  3. to produce stigmata, marks, spots, or the like, on.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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