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Definition of "post-traumatic" []

  • A psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of posttraumatic. (adjective)

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Use "post-traumatic" in a sentence
  • "He thinks he can relieve the pressure easily enough and get him on the mend physically but warned about the potential for what they call post-traumatic stress disorder, he said, lowering his voice."
  • "There was at that time no diagnosis for what today is called post-traumatic stress disorder, but its indicators were evident among those surviving disaster."
  • "It also stirred a debate that may soon change the definition of post-traumatic stress."