[ truh-mat-ik, traw-, trou- ]
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  1. of, relating to, or produced by a trauma or wound.

  2. adapted to the cure of wounds.

  1. psychologically painful.

Origin of traumatic

First recorded in 1650–60; from Late Latin traumaticus, from Greek traumatikós “pertaining to wounds,” from traumat- (stem of traûma trauma) + -ikos -ic

Other words from traumatic

  • trau·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·trau·mat·ic, adjective

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