[ kuhn-kuhsh-uhn ]
/ kənˈkʌʃ ən /
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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.
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Origin of concussion
OTHER WORDS FROM concussioncon·cus·sion·al, con·cus·sant [kuhn-kuhs-uhnt], /kənˈkʌs ənt/, adjectivecon·cus·sive, adjective
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How to use concussion in a sentence
They fall backwards into trenches, the camera jolting with the concussive force of the explosions.WWII Lies of Hollywood's Greats|Caryn James|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Data suggests that head injuries are significantly underreported by players, who often dismiss concussive symptoms.What's Really Killing Athletes With Concussions?|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|December 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I mustered all my will force, bellowed fiercely, and landed a final concussive blow.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Completing the circuit, laughter of a particularly boisterous and concussive variety interrupted his fragmentary speech.The Life of the Party|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for concussion
/ (kənˈkʌʃən) /
a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness
any violent shaking; jarring
Derived forms of concussionconcussive, adjective
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Scientific definitions for concussion
[ kən-kŭsh′ən ]
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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