Definition for STIG'MA-TIZE

STIG'MA-TIZE, v.t. [Fr. stigmatiser.]

  1. To mark with a brand; in a literal sense; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.
  2. To set a mark of disgrace on; to disgrace with some note of reproach or infamy. To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized. – Addison. Some enthusiasts street to stigmatize the finest and most elegant authors, ancient and modern, as dangerous to religion. – Addison.

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