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traumatic

adjective uk   /trɔːˈmæt.ɪk/ /traʊ-/  us   /trɑːˈmæt̬-/
C2 If an experience is traumatic, it causes you severe emotional shock and upset: Some of the most disturbed children had witnessed really traumatic things, such as rape and murder. informal frightening and causing worry: Don't you find exams traumatic?
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traumatically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
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