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verb [transitive]     stigmatize pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlestigmatizing
past tensestigmatized
past participlestigmatized
  1. to treat a particular type of behaviour as wrong or embarrassing and to try to make people who behave in this way feel ashamed

    Children shouldn’t be stigmatized because their parents aren’t married.

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     stigmatization pronunciation in British English
/ˌstɪɡmətaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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