What does Trauma mean?

Definitions for Traumaˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-; -mə tə

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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


  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.


  1. Trauma

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trauma

    traw′ma, n. an abnormal condition of the body caused by external injury.—adj. Traumat′ic, produced by wounds.—adv. Traumat′ically.—n. Traum′atism, trauma. [Gr., a wound.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trauma in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trauma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia:

    The only lasting trauma is the one we suffer without positive change.

  2. Anoek Steketee:

    It shows people how to resist manipulation by charismatic leaders, how to prevent outbursts of group violence and how to deal with trauma.

  3. Anthon St Maarten:

    If I can spare just one gifted child unnecessary trauma, or inspire just one adult to come out of the 'clair closet', the bewilderment I had to endure would all be worth it.

  4. Aarefa Johari:

    Even where the physical injury is no longer severe, the psychological trauma is really long-lasting, we've heard from a lot of women who experience and remember the trauma as a form of sexual abuse.

  5. Karen Taylor:

    It creates a community holding space instead of the burden of trauma being on the shoulders of each individual supporter or survivor, it can be solidifying and reassuring. It can be lifting. It's not just on you anymore.

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