AskDefine | Define traumatic

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traumatic adj
1 of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body
2 psychologically painful
3 causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a stabbing remark"; "few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty" [syn: stabbing, wounding]

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English

Adjective

  1. of, caused by, or causing trauma

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wiktpar trauma Trauma (plurals: traumata, traumas) can represent:

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Etymology

The word "trauma" came from Greek τραυμα = "a wound": compare the verb τιτρωσκω (root τρω) = "I injure".
traumatic in Danish: Traume
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traumatic in Esperanto: Traŭmato
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traumatic in Hebrew: טראומה
traumatic in Japanese: 外傷
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traumatic in Russian: Травма (значения)
traumatic in Simple English: Trauma
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traumatic in Swedish: Trauma
traumatic in Kanuri: 트라우마
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