What does trauma mean?

Definitions for trauma
ˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-; -mə tətrau·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. injury, hurt, harm, traumanoun

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

  2. trauma, psychic traumanoun

    an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects

Wiktionary

  1. traumanoun

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

    Etymology: From τραῦμα.

  2. traumanoun

    An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.

    Etymology: From τραῦμα.

  3. traumanoun

    An event that causes great distress.

    Etymology: From τραῦμα.

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. trauma

    Anything that happens, internal or external, that causes a person to be exposed afraid, neglected beat, abused, ignored, belittled, or just forgotten.

    I have experienced countless traumatic events in my life.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 19, 2019  

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Numerology

  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

Examples of trauma in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Goldberg:

    Because some of the effects of eye trauma can be asymptomatic and appear four to six weeks later, it is important to get a complete eye exam with a professional eye care provider both immediately after severe trauma and a month or two later to be safe.

  2. Division Superintendent Heather Ramore:

    The victim suffered massive trauma that was both life-threatening and life-altering, the attack was meant to end the victim's life.

  3. Ducks International:

    Plaintiff (Harris) has been rendered nervous by the incident, (He) has suffered anxiety of body and mind and has suffered emotional upset and loss of enjoyment of life, has suffered on going inability to sleep, horrific nightmares, distress, trauma, and post traumatic stress.

  4. Jay Patel:

    We are horrified by the criminal, violent acts that occurred outside of our Waco restaurant today, we share in the community's trauma.

  5. Tilisha Goupall:

    I just collapsed and cried -- the trauma from that moment made everything black.

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