[kuh n-kuhsh-uh n]
- Pathology. injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or the like.
- shock caused by the impact of a collision, blow, etc.
- the act of violently shaking or jarring.
Origin of concussion
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They fall backwards into trenches, the camera jolting with the concussive force of the explosions.WWII Lies of Hollywood's Greats
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Completing the circuit, laughter of a particularly boisterous and concussive variety interrupted his fragmentary speech.The Life of the Party
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- a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness
- any violent shaking; jarring
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Word Origin and History for concussive
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- A violent shaking or jarring.
- An injury to a soft structure, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow and followed by a temporary or prolonged loss of function.
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- An injury to a soft structure, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow or impact and followed by a temporary, sometimes prolonged, loss of function. A concussion of the brain results in transient loss of consciousness or memory.
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