Definitions for Traumaˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-; -mə tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trau•maˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta

  1. a body wound or shock produced by physical injury, as from an accident. the condition produced by this.

    Category: Pathology

  2. Psychiatry.psychological shock or severe distress from experiencing a disastrous event outside the range of usual experience, as rape or military combat.

    Category: Psychiatry

  3. any wrenching or distressing experience, esp. one causing a disturbance in normal functioning.

Origin of trauma:

1685–95; < Gk traûma wound

trau•mat′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. injury, hurt, harm, trauma(noun)

    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

  2. trauma, psychic trauma(noun)

    an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. trauma(noun)ˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-

    an extremely bad or frightening experience

    the trauma of being involved in an accident

  2. traumaˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-

    a mental condition that results from a severe shock

    emotional trauma

Wiktionary

  1. trauma(Noun)

    Any serious injury to the body, often resulting from violence or an accident.

  2. trauma(Noun)

    An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.

  3. trauma(Noun)

    An event that causes great distress.

  4. Origin: From τραῦμα.

Freebase

  1. Trauma

    Trauma is a 2004 British psychological thriller directed by Marc Evans and written by Richard Smith.

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