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.

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  

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. Joe Biden:

    Look, everybody faces pain, everybody has trauma. There's addiction in every family. I was in that darkness. I was in that tunnel -- it's a never-ending tunnel. You don't get rid of it. You figure out how to deal with it.

  2. Tracey Shors:

    They were more likely to see the trauma in their mind, to see the contextual layout, and to consider it a significant part of their life story.

  3. Shay Khatiri:

    Everyone talks about how divided we are. But in such a tragic moment, Americans are always powerful and indivisible in trauma.

  4. Adrianna Rice:

    I felt like a gag order had been placed on me after I had already experienced a trauma.

  5. Matthew Schulman:

    Body parts are removed because of trauma and cancer, and there’s a whole field of reconstructive plastic surgery to rebuild these structures and restore normal function— the removal idea is something that no plastic surgeon is going to do, the danger with that is people are going to do what they want to do, and it forces them to go down a different route such as having these [procedures] done by non-medical professionals in settings that may not be appropriate.

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