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Definition of "traumatism" []

  • The physical or psychological condition produced by trauma. (noun)
  • A wound or injury. (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.

Use "traumatism" in a sentence
  • "The author finds fault with the common use of the word traumatism in the sense of trauma, and correctly draws attention to the fact that traumatism should express a general condition, whereas, trauma should be used as indicative of a local lesion."
  • "Decisions based on psycholocal traumatism lack in logic and good sense."
  • ""Up to now, we have met a hundred severe cases of traumatism," said the NTC Director, who explained that most of the patients are women who were raped and then fell pregnant, or people whose minds are inhabited by the horrors experienced during the genocide."