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trauma

trau·ma

trauma

 
 
pronunciation:
traw m [or] tra m
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part of speech: noun
inflections: traumas, traumata
definition 1: a wound or injury to the body, or the resulting condition of the body or damaged body part.
The emergency room doctors see various types of trauma every day.The accident resulted in trauma to the driver's neck and spine.
synonyms:
injury, insult, wound
similar words:
cut, gash, harm, hurt, laceration, shock, slash
definition 2: an emotional shock that has a deep and lasting effect on one's mental and emotional life.
The trauma caused by seeing her parents murdered remained with her all her life.
similar words:
damage, harm, hurt, insult, ordeal, pain, shock, suffering, wound
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derivations: traumatic (adj.), traumatically (adv.)
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