Meaning of traumatize

trau•ma•tize

Pronunciation: (trou'mu-tīz", trô'-), [key]
— -tized, -tiz•ing.
  1. to injure (tissues) by force or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents.
  2. to cause a trauma in (the mind): to be traumatized by a childhood experience.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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