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.

  2. traumanoun

    An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.

  3. traumanoun

    An event that causes great distress.

  4. Etymology: From τραῦμα.

ChatGPT

  1. trauma

    Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience or physical injury that often has long-term mental, emotional or physical effects. It could result from experiences such as physical violence, accidents, natural disasters, emotional abuses, war experiences, or loss of a loved one. The term is also used in medical context to refer to severe or life-threatening physical injuries, such as those sustained in a car accident or during a surgery.

Wikidata

  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  

Anagrams for trauma »

  1. matura

  2. taruma

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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. Benjamin Watson:

    While I reserve judgement on the man arrested for this crime until proven guilty, the fact that black churches were burned to the ground is a reminder of the fear and pain so many communities have repeatedly experienced since emancipation, this trauma resides deep within all of us, black and white, in America.

  2. Art Caplan:

    The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. i think the science on concussion is nonexistent. I hear it said. I think it's just talk.

  3. Christianne Boudreau:

    We were living in a really desperate black hole of trauma and we didn't know how to heal from it, and I was terrified that the anger would burn within them and not being able to cope with this type of trauma and that they would follow the same path.

  4. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    Our community is experiencing a great deal of trauma, this is a very, very tense time for Baltimore City.

  5. Mambud Samai:

    At that time, there were no activities like trauma recovery for them. So, amputees believed that once they lost their limbs and their legs, they have no future, they have no opportunity. So, I volunteered myself to give them confidence.

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