from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
- transitive v. To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
- transitive v. To cause stigmata to appear on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with a stigma or stigmata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mark with a stigma, or brand.
- transitive v. To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mark with a stigma or brand.
- To set a mark of disgrace on; disgrace with some mark or term of reproach or infamy.
- To produce red points, sometimes bleeding, in or on: as, a person or the skin stigmatized by hypnotic suggestion.
- Also spelled stigmatise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. mark with a stigma or stigmata
- v. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
Medieval Latin stigmatizāre, to brand, from Greek stigmatizein, to mark, from stigma, stigmat-, tattoo mark; see stigma.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin stigmatizo ("to brand"), from Ancient Greek στιγματίζω ("to mark"), from στίγμα. (Wiktionary)