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concuss

[ kuhn-kuhs ]
/ kənˈkʌs /
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verb (used with object)

to injure by concussion: He was mildly concussed by the falling books.

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Origin of concuss

1590–1600; <Latin concussus, past participle of concutere, equivalent to con-con- + -cut-, combining form of quat-, stem of quatere to shake + -tus past participle ending
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British Dictionary definitions for concuss

concuss
/ (kənˈkʌs) /

verb (tr)

to injure (the brain) by a violent blow, fall, etc
to shake violently; agitate; disturb

Word Origin for concuss

C16: from Latin concussus violently shaken, from concutere to disturb greatly, from quatere to shake
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