noun, plural trau·mas, trau·ma·ta [trou-muh-tuh, traw-] /ˈtraʊ mə tə, ˈtrɔ-/.
- a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident.
- the condition produced by this; traumatism.
- an experience that produces psychological injury or pain.
- the psychological injury so caused.
- traube-hering curves,
- trauma center,
- trauma kit,
- traumatic amenorrhea
Origin of trauma
Examples from the Web for trauma
For them, the trauma of assault can be compounded by a lack of institutional support, and even disciplinary action.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Question them, and you are colluding in exacerbating the awful effects of their trauma.What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad|Lizzie Crocker|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Does he give in to the trauma or does he embrace all of the lessons he has learned?The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 54-year-old trauma doctor and father of three is suffering from heart disease.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?|Jamie Dettmer|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It doesn't make you a better person because you endured the indignity and trauma of it.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I saw the wound in his head as he was brought into the trauma room where he was treated.
Was there anything on the stretcher at all when it was wheeled into trauma room No. 2?
How long did it take you to go from where you were when the page came to get down to trauma room No. 1?
In a suitable host the parasite may obtain food and shelter without any evidence of trauma or toxicity.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
At approximately what time did you leave the trauma room where the President was brought?
noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
Word Origin for trauma
1650s (implied in traumatic), "physical wound," from Greek trauma "wound," from PIE *tro-, *trau-, from root *tere- "to rub, turn" (see throw (v.)). Sense of "psychic wound, unpleasant experience which causes abnormal stress" is implied in traumatic, in psychological jargon 1889.
n. pl. trau•mas
Wounds that result from sudden physical injury or violence.