Meaning of “trauma” in the English Dictionary

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traumanoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtrɔ·mə, ˈtrɑʊ-/

severe shock caused by an injury:

[ U ] She never recovered from the trauma of her mother’s illness.
adjective us /trɔˈmæt̬·ɪk, trɑʊ-/

The death of someone we love is a traumatic event.
verb [ T ] us /ˈtrɔ·məˌtɑɪz, ˈtrɑʊ-/

She was traumatized by the car accident.

(Definition of “trauma” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)