- 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.
Origin of concussion
Examples from the Web for concussive
Contemporary Examples of concussive
They fall backwards into trenches, the camera jolting with the concussive force of the explosions.WWII Lies of Hollywood's Greats
February 22, 2014
Historical Examples of concussive
Completing the circuit, laughter of a particularly boisterous and concussive variety interrupted his fragmentary speech.The Life of the Party
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
- a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness
- any violent shaking; jarring
Word Origin and History for concussive
- A violent shaking or jarring.
- An injury to a soft structure, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow and followed by a temporary or prolonged loss of function.
- 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.