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verb as in inflict trauma

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When the Taliban took over Kabul in 1996, the city’s infrastructure was battered and its population of several hundred thousand people, traumatized by a decade of civil war, had no expectation of government services or facilities.

From Vox

That could very likely change in the next several years, especially as memories of pandemic times are slowly wiped from our traumatized minds and our eagerness for exploring the world returns.

This never ending instability, combined with the constant fear of interacting with the police, losing custody of my children, having my car impounded — or even losing my life — left me stressed, traumatized and exhausted.

From Time

He says he’s traumatized by what happened, has nightmares and doesn’t get out much anymore.

He was traumatized by the dark Nordic winters of his childhood and would overcompensate by doing all the things that dermatologists tell you not to do.

The cable network had “lost its mind,” and was going to “traumatize channel surfers.”

The “Crime of the Century” certainly did traumatize Lindbergh.

It is also Palestinians who lob the rockets from Gaza that traumatize southern Israel.

Christmas has always been neck and neck with Halloween for the title of Best Time to Traumatize Your Kids.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to traumatize, such as: disturb, grieve, hurt, mortify, offend, and outrage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.