- to injure by concussion: He was mildly concussed by the falling books.
Origin of concuss
Related Words for concussedstart, require, cause, force, drive, shake, convulse, shock, jolt, swing, sway, disturb, rattle, upset, roil, wave, shudder, rock, bully, intimidate
Examples from the Web for concussed
Historical Examples of concussed
Concussed and bloody, he had just enough drive left to get himself out.Deathworld
But as I am a slight man it might have been my brain that got concussed.The Water Goats and Other Troubles
Ellis Parker Butler
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
- to injure (the brain) by a violent blow, fall, etc
- to shake violently; agitate; disturb
Word Origin for concuss
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.