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English definition of “trauma”


noun [C/U]    /ˈtrɔ·mə, ˈtrɑʊ-/
severe shock caused by an injury: [U] She never recovered from the trauma of her mother’s illness. [U] The surgeon specialized in trauma (= sudden, severe injury), especially from gunshots. traumatic    /trɔˈmæt̬·ɪk, trɑʊ-/ adjective The death of someone we love is a traumatic event. traumatize    /ˈtrɔ·məˌtɑɪz, ˈtrɑʊ-/ verb [T] She was traumatized by the car accident.
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