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


of, relating to, or produced by a trauma or wound.
adapted to the cure of wounds.
psychologically painful.

Origin of traumatic

1650–60; < Late Latin traumaticus < Greek traumatikós pertaining to wounds, equivalent to traumat- (stem of traûma trauma) + -ikos -ic
Related formstrau·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·trau·mat·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for traumatic

1650s, from Late Latin traumaticus, from Greek traumatikos "pertaining to a wound," from trauma (see trauma).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper