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stigmatize

stig·ma·tize

stigmatize

 
pronunciation:
stIg m taIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stigmatized, stigmatizes, stigmatizing
definition 1: to label or brand as disgraceful or shameful.
Being of mixed parentage stigmatized the child in that community.
similar words:
anathematize, brand, stain
definition 2: to mark with a stigma.
derivations: stigmatization (n.), stigmatizer (n.)