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concuss

[kuh n-kuhs]
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • Concussed and bloody, he had just enough drive left to get himself out.

    Deathworld

    Harry Harrison

  • But as I am a slight man it might have been my brain that got concussed.

  • At length the learned doctor was concussed by his colleagues on the subject, and he condescended to notice it.

  • The wagon tipped over and concussed a keg of blasting powder, and that obliterated the rest of the goods.

    Remarks

    Bill Nye


British Dictionary definitions for concussed

concuss

verb (tr)
  1. to injure (the brain) by a violent blow, fall, etc
  2. to shake violently; agitate; disturb
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin concussus violently shaken, from concutere to disturb greatly, from quatere to shake
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Word Origin and History for concussed

concuss

v.

1590s, "to shake violently," from Latin concuss-, past participle stem of concutere "to dash together, shake violently" (see concussion). Meaning "to give a concussion to the brain" is from 1680s. Related: Concussed; concussing; concussive.

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