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stigmatize

(stĭg′mə-tīz′)
tr.v. stigma·tized, stigma·tizing, stigma·tizes
1. To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
2. To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
3. To cause stigmata to appear on.

stig′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
stig′ma·tiz′er n.
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She is a co-author of a recent study on how language can stigmatise people with mental health problems.
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The methodological point to be made here, then, is that research questions, and the more detailed interview questions that emerge out of them, need to be structured in such a way as to avoid a radical distinction between those who stigmatise and those who are stigmatised if they are to tell us anything worthwhile.
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To stigmatise people in such a way is totally outrageous.
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