[trou-muh-tiz-uh m, traw-]
- any abnormal condition produced by a trauma.
- the trauma or wound itself.
Origin of traumatism
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Examples from the Web for traumatism
Perhaps he waited until he saw what looked like a favorable wound, or traumatism.The Social Gangster
Arthur B. Reeve
Affections of this articulation other than those which are produced by traumatism are rare.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
Paralysis of the right leg and traumatism of the spine had been his, up to that day.Lourdes
Robert Hugh Benson
It is probably in such a manner that local injuries (traumatism) sometimes appear to induce an attack of rheumatism.
Intemperance, the suppression of normal or morbid discharges, and traumatism act as exciting causes.
- any abnormal bodily condition caused by injury, wound, or shock
- (not in technical usage) another name for trauma (def. 2)
- The physical or psychological condition produced by a trauma.
- A wound or an injury.
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