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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.Saddening, shocking and upsetting informal frightening and causing worry: Don't you find exams traumatic?Describing things that cause fear
traumatically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Describing things that cause fearSaddening, shocking and upsetting
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