Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To wound or injure (a tissue), as in a surgical operation.
  • transitive verb To subject to psychological trauma.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In surgery, to inflict an injury upon.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of traumatise.

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

  • verb inflict a trauma upon

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Examples

  • In my undergrad research class I wanted to replicate the Bystander Effect by having a confederate pretend to faint we wanted to look for gender differences in responses by participants and I was told by the IRB that it might "traumatize" my participants.

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  • In my undergrad research class I wanted to replicate the Bystander Effect by having a confederate pretend to faint we wanted to look for gender differences in responses by participants and I was told by the IRB that it might "traumatize" my participants.

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  • Also, the "child" is an adult; how will a paternity test 'traumatize' him?

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  • As silly as it may sound, I do not wan to "traumatize" her for crowns that may no tbe extremely necessary.

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  • But, based on an emotional reaction of "what if I were raped?" they don't want to "traumatize" the mother and have her respect her unborn child's right to life.

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  • But youth leader Boubekri says Algeria has one striking characteristic that other protest-roiled Arab countries do not have; the fallout of a bloody civil war in the 1990s that killed upwards of 100,000 people and continues to traumatize Algerians.

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  • I can hold my own in Rock Band but not Guitar Hero, I can traumatize the patrons of a karaoke bar, and I am much, much better at trash-talking than at actual gameplay.

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  • She puts it to Charlie Render to merge with her mind and introduce her to the world of sights, so that they do not traumatize her when she's working with a patient.

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  • But youth leader Boubekri says Algeria has one striking characteristic that other protest-roiled Arab countries do not have; the fallout of a bloody civil war in the 1990s that killed upwards of 100,000 people and continues to traumatize Algerians.

    Algeria's Large Youth Population Has Few Opportunities

  • But youth leader Boubekri says Algeria has one striking characteristic that other protest-roiled Arab countries do not have; the fallout of a bloody civil war in the 1990s that killed upwards of 100,000 people and continues to traumatize Algerians.

    Algeria's Large Youth Population Has Few Opportunities

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