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- v. (pathology) To injure, e.g. tissues, by force or by thermal, chemical or other agents.
- v. (psychiatry) To cause a trauma in; as, to be traumatised by a childhood experience.
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- v. inflict a trauma upon
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Yeah, using sexual assault to traumatise a character is a lame way to go about it, and it is essentially a shortcut.
That could traumatise a few younger viewers but being just about the only other women in the movie apart from Cruz, it also suggests something more worrying beneath the light-hearted mateyness.
Moving house, buying a new brand of cat food etc. seemed to traumatise them.
Coy descriptions of the many thousands of rockets launched from Gaza over the past years as being "home-made" does not diminish either their effectiveness to destroy and maim or to terrify and traumatise but the media and their sponsors would have us believe that this was not so.
These developments have traumatise the Congolese populations and greatly shocked the people of the region, the African people and finally the international community only now.
Kyle and Jackie O re-traumatise a child rape victim on air
What, do you wanna traumatise the kids of the world?
I could go on but I'm starting to traumatise myself.
In a case like this a custodial sentence for the crime of which the girl was accused might 'send a message' of a kind, but would both traumatise and criminalise a vulnerable individual, as well as leaving guilty persons untouched (fortunately the judge in the case agreed).
Do you mind if I forgo the cat suit in favour of the more flattering loose fitting slacks and knit top, we don't want to traumatise him further.
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