- 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.
Origin of trauma
Related Words for traumablow, stress, ordeal, upheaval, torture, agony, shock, wound, damage, strain, suffering, confusion, injury, anguish, disturbance, collapse, upset, jolt, hurt, derangement
Examples from the Web for trauma
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 22, 2014
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
December 6, 2014
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
October 28, 2014
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?
October 20, 2014
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
October 12, 2014
Historical Examples of trauma
This trauma of division is a recurring trauma in the Albanian psyche.After the Rain
Not infrequently, the result of a trauma, division of the tendo Achillis occurs.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
The unconsciousness of trauma or apoplexy is accompanied by focal neurological signs.Benign Stupors
(a) The stomach is rarely the seat of local infection, even in ruminants, except as the result of trauma.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
A large opening is thus obtained with a minimum amount of trauma.
- psychol a powerful shock that may have long-lasting effects
- pathol any bodily injury or wound
Word Origin for trauma
Word Origin and History 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.
- A serious bodily injury or shock, as from violence or an accident.
- A severely disturbing experience that leads to lasting psychological or emotional impairment.
- Severe bodily injury, as from a gunshot wound or a motor vehicle accident.
- Psychological or emotional injury caused by a deeply disturbing experience.
Wounds that result from sudden physical injury or violence.