[ trou-muh-tiz-uh m, traw- ]
/ ˈtraʊ məˌtɪz əm, ˈtrɔ- /

noun Pathology.

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


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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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for traumatism

/ (ˈtrɔːməˌtɪzəm) /


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