Pronunciation: (trou'mu-tīz", trô'-), [key]
—v.t., -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. Pathol.to injure (tissues) by force or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents.
2. Psychiatry.to cause a trauma in (the mind): to be traumatized by a childhood experience. Also, esp. Brit.,trau'ma•tise".
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