[trou-muh-tiz-uh m, traw-]

noun Pathology.

any abnormal condition produced by a trauma.
the trauma or wound itself.

Nearby words

  1. traumatic neuritis,
  2. traumatic neuroma,
  3. traumatic occlusion,
  4. traumatic tetanus,
  5. traumatise,
  6. traumatize,
  7. traumato-,
  8. traumatogenic occlusion,
  9. traumatology,
  10. traumatopnea

Origin of traumatism

First recorded in 1855–60, traumatism is from the Late Greek word traumatismós a wounding. See traumatic, -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for traumatism



any abnormal bodily condition caused by injury, wound, or shock
(not in technical usage) another name for trauma (def. 2)
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Medicine definitions for traumatism


[trômə-tĭz′əm, trou-]


The physical or psychological condition produced by a trauma.
A wound or an injury.

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