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Definition of "trauma" []

  • A serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident. (noun)
  • An emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the psychological development of a person, often leading to neurosis. (noun)
  • An event or situation that causes great distress and disruption. (noun)
  • A powerful shock that may have long-lasting effects (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any bodily injury or wound (noun)

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Use "trauma" in a sentence
  • "; w; * trauma, trauma* mi casita se puso a saltar la cuerda! pero luego me di cuenta que no era solo mi casita it was todo el Peru que creo que le gusto demasiado Jump it * 0*"
  • "As Danielle Gardner, whose brother Douglas Gardner worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and died in the World Trade Center, wrote in a remarkable essay published in 2005, I have learned about the whacked-out phenomenon I term trauma envy."
  • ""Summer is what we call trauma season," says Matthew Denenberg, division chief for pediatrics at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich."