[ kuhn-kuhs ]
/ kənˈkʌs /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for concuss

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

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for 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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