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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stig·ma·tize /ˈstɪgməˌtaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stig·ma·tize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stigmatized p. pr. & vb. n. Stigmatizing ]
 1. To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.
    That . . . hold out both their ears with such delight and ravishment, to be stigmatized and bored through in witness of their own voluntary and beloved baseness.   --Milton.
 2. To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy.
    To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as
           disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She
           was stigmatized by society because she had a child out
           of wedlock" [syn: stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark]
      2: mark with a stigma or stigmata; "They wanted to stigmatize
         the adulteress" [syn: stigmatise]