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trauma

noun [C/U]  /ˈtrɔ·mə, ˈtrɑʊ-/ us  
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
adjective  /trɔˈmæt̬·ɪk, trɑʊ-/ us  
The death of someone we love is a traumatic event.
traumatize
verb [T]  /ˈtrɔ·məˌtɑɪz, ˈtrɑʊ-/ us  
She was traumatized by the car accident.
Translations of “trauma”
in Spanish Trauma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 震驚, 精神創傷,心理創傷…
in Russian травма, шок…
in Turkish ciddi şok, darbe, acı olay…
in Chinese (Simplified) 震惊, 精神创伤,心理创伤…
in Polish bolesne przeżycie, uraz…
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