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noun stigma pronunciation in British English /ˈstɪɡmə/
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pluralstigmas
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] a feeling that something is wrong or embarrassing in some way
    Unfortunately, there’s still a stigma attached to mental illness.
    stigma of: suffering from the stigma of having this disease
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  2. 2
    [countable] biology the part of a flower that receives pollen
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