Pronunciation: (stig'mu-tīz"), [key]
—v.t., -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon: The crime of the father stigmatized the whole family.
2. to mark with a stigma or brand.
3. to produce stigmata, marks, spots, or the like, on. Also, esp. Brit.,stig'ma•tise".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.