Trauma Definition

trômə, trou-
traumas, traumata
noun
traumas, traumata
Bodily injury, wound, or shock.
Webster's New World
A painful emotional experience, or shock, often producing a lasting psychic effect and, sometimes, a neurosis.
Webster's New World
Any emotionally painful experience.
The trauma of being laid off.
Webster's New World
An event or situation that causes great disruption or suffering.
The economic trauma of the recession.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Trauma

Noun

Singular:
trauma
Plural:
traumas, traumata

Origin of Trauma

  • From Ancient Greek τραῦμα (trauma, “wound, damage").

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek terə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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