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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, resembling, or having stigmata or a stigma.
  • adjective Anastigmatic.
  • noun A person marked with religious stigmata.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In photography, pertaining to or of the character of a stigmat or anastigmat, a combination of lenses corrected for astigmatism.
  • Possessing a stigma; stigmatose: said of angiosperms as contrasted with gymnosperme and perhaps in other connections.
  • Of or pertaining to a stigma, in any sense of that word.
  • Marked with or as with a stigma or brand; repulsive; abhorrent.
  • In natural history, belonging to or having the character of a stigma; stigmal.
  • In botany, receptive of pollen: said of parts of the style which have the function without the form of a stigma, as the “silk” of maize.
  • Bearing the stigmata; stigmatized. See stigma, 5.
  • noun A person who is marked with stigmata, in the ecclesiastical or the pathological sense; a stigmatist.
  • noun A criminal who has been branded; one who bears upon his person the marks of infamy or punishment; a notorious profligate.
  • noun One on whom nature has set a mark of deformity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare A notorious profligate or criminal who has been branded; one who bears the marks of infamy or punishment.
  • noun A person who is marked or deformed by nature.
  • adjective Marked with a stigma, or with something reproachful to character.
  • adjective rare Impressing with infamy or reproach.
  • adjective (Bot., Anat., etc) Of or pertaining to a stigma or stigmata.
  • adjective that science in which the correspondence of index and stigma (see Stigma, 7) is made use of to establish geometrical proportions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany, anatomy Having a stigma or stigmata.
  • adjective Marked with a stigma, or with something reproachful to character.
  • adjective Impressing with infamy or reproach.
  • noun One who has been branded as punishment.
  • noun One who has been marked or deformed by nature.
  • noun One who displays stigmata, the five wounds of Christ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
  • adjective not astigmatic
  • adjective pertaining to or resembling or having stigmata
  • adjective pertaining to a lens or lens system free of astigmatism (able to form point images)

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