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trau·ma

trauma

 
 
pronunciation:
traw m [or] tra m
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part of speech: noun
inflections: traumas, traumata
definition 1: a wound or injury to the body.
The car accident caused serious trauma to my sister's legs.
synonyms:
wound
similar words:
cut, harm, hurt, shock, slash
definition 2: an emotional shock that has a deep effect on one's life for a long time.
The terrible tornado caused trauma to everyone who survived it.
similar words:
damage, harm, hurt, insult, ordeal, pain, shock, suffering, wound
derivations: traumatic (adj.), traumatically (adv.)
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