[pohst-truh-mat-ik, -traw-, -trou-]


occurring after physical or psychological trauma.

Origin of posttraumatic

First recorded in 1900–05; post- + traumatic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for posttraumatic

Contemporary Examples of posttraumatic

Historical Examples of posttraumatic

  • Emanating from posttraumatic and paranoiac roots – it later became a groundswell of goodwill, enthusiastic co-operation and pride.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

posttraumatic in Medicine


[pōst′-trô-mătĭk, -trou-]


Following or resulting from injury or trauma.
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