Pathology. injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or the like.
shock caused by the impact of a collision, blow, etc.
the act of violently shaking or jarring.
- con·cus·sion·al, con·cus·sant [kuhn-kuhs-uhnt], /kənˈkʌs ənt/, adjective
- con·cus·sive, adjective
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How to use concussion in a sentence
Andy Dalton, who took over for Dak Prescott after his season-ending ankle injury, returned from a concussion he suffered in a Week 7 loss at Washington and a bout with the coronavirus to beat the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.All four NFC East teams have three wins. For Washington, that means it’s full steam ahead. | Sam Fortier | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
He missed two games because of a concussion and then a positive coronavirus test.AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11 | Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
The most common sport responsible for concussions was football.Many student athletes face risk of concussions that heal slowly | Rebecca E. Hirsch | November 2, 2020 | Science News For Students
In August, a protester outside police headquarters hit an officer in the head with a cane, causing a concussion, according to police officials.No Unlawful Assembly Charges So Far Following Dozens of Arrests | Brittany Cruz-Fejeran and Ashly McGlone | October 12, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
That said, the relationship between the players union and the league has often been adversarial — over concussions, race relations, and more.Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 10, 2020 | Freakonomics
TBIs can range anywhere from a mild concussion to catastrophic, fatal damage.Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury | Jean Kim | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The concussion crisis now has a permanent seat at the table of national discourse.College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them | Evin Demirel | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Never mind that a CAT scan taken after the incident confirmed that he had suffered a concussion.
This device joins a number of other concussion-related technologies that aim to advance detection of and prevent head injuries.This Mouthpiece Will Save Football Players’ Brains | Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD | June 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These include safer helmets, force-detecting helmet patches, concussion-detecting smartphone apps, and novel eye-tracking devices.This Mouthpiece Will Save Football Players’ Brains | Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD | June 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The light blazed all about us, and Carna leaped from the window ledge into my arms even as the concussion struck at us.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
A sudden blast of light came from the window, and the vast concussion shook the building terribly.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
As many of them were loaded, the concussion set them off, so that dropping shot never ceased for about forty hours.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
In three minutes the earth shook with the tremendous concussion of two hundred pieces of artillery.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
The ground, struck by the concussion, trembled as though the whole Ural chain was shaken to its foundations.Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for concussion
a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness
any violent shaking; jarring
- concussive, adjective
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Scientific definitions for concussion
An injury to a soft structure, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow or impact and followed by a temporary, sometimes prolonged, loss of function. A concussion of the brain results in transient loss of consciousness or memory.
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