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uk   /trɔːˈmæt.ɪk/ /traʊ-/  us   /trɑːˈmæt̬-/
C2 If an ​experience is traumatic, it ​causes you ​severeemotionalshock and ​upset: Some of the most ​disturbedchildren had ​witnessed really traumatic things, such as ​rape and ​murder. informal frightening and ​causingworry: Taking ​exams is always traumatic for me.
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adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
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