What does trauma mean?

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

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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

Wiktionary

  1. trauma(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From τραῦμα.

  2. trauma(Noun)

    An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.

    Etymology: From τραῦμα.

  3. trauma(Noun)

    An event that causes great distress.

    Etymology: From τραῦμα.

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  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. Avielle Foundation:

    Jeremy Richman was deeply devoted to supporting research into brain abnormalities that are linked to abnormal behavior and to promoting brain health. Tragically, Jeremy Richman death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones and anyone who we suspect may be in need, jeremy's mission will be carried on by the many who love Jeremy Richman, including many who share the heartache and trauma that Jeremy Richman has suffered since December 14, 2012. We are crushed to pieces, but this important work will continue, because, as Jeremy Richman would say, we have to.

  2. Lee Jaffe:

    We all know that hearing the words' we are sorry' is important to healing past trauma, for many years we continued to view homosexuality as an illness, and we denied opportunities for learning in our training programs to LGBTQ professionals unless they concealed their sexuality.

  3. Tim Hogan:

    For Democrats, the primary was jockeying to pick the best nominee from a group of friends; the general is confronting and undoing the national trauma and consequences we experience every day from the 2016 election.

  4. Will Smith:

    It was personal for me from day one, when I sat down with Dr Omalu and ... he said to me, when he was a boy growing up in Nigeria all he ever wanted to be was an American, the thing that was a revelation for me with this is that is not really the big hits that are the problem, it's definitely an issue, but more the issue is the repetitive head trauma.

  5. Human Rights Watch.Kimberly Zieselman:

    Genital normalizing surgeries such as clitoral' reductions' and vaginoplasties instill deep shame and sexual trauma in young children when they can not make a decision for themselves, that these abuses of intersex youth continue after decades of advocacy proves the intensity of the shame and anti-LGBTQ bias at play. We are so grateful to Senator Hoylman for bringing New York to the right side of history.

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