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Synonyms of 'traumatize'

(verb) 
young children traumatized by their parents' deaths
Synonyms
devastate (informal)
If word of this gets out, it will devastate his family.
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disturb
He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.
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overwhelm
He was overwhelmed by a longing for times past.
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distress
I did not want to frighten or distress her.
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dismay
The committee was dismayed by what it had been told.
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knock for six (informal)
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deeply upset

Additional synonyms

in the sense of dismay
Definition
to fill with alarm or depression
The committee was dismayed by what it had been told.
Synonyms
put the wind up (someone) (informal),
give (someone) a turn (informal),
affright,
fill with consternation
in the sense of distress
Definition
to upset badly
I did not want to frighten or distress her.
in the sense of disturb
Definition
to upset or worry
He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.

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