Definitions for Traumaˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-; -mə tə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
trau•maˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta
a body wound or shock produced by physical injury, as from an accident. the condition produced by this.
Psychiatry.psychological shock or severe distress from experiencing a disastrous event outside the range of usual experience, as rape or military combat.
any wrenching or distressing experience, esp. one causing a disturbance in normal functioning.
Origin of trauma:
1685–95; < Gk traûma wound
injury, hurt, harm, trauma(noun)
any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
trauma, psychic trauma(noun)
an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
trauma(noun)ˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-
an extremely bad or frightening experience
the trauma of being involved in an accident
traumaˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-
a mental condition that results from a severe shock
Any serious injury to the body, often resulting from violence or an accident.
An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.
An event that causes great distress.
Origin: From τραῦμα.