• WordNet 3.6
    • n trauma an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
    • n trauma any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If a person has two thirds of their liver removed through trauma or surgery, it will grow back to the original size in four weeks time
    • n trauma An abnormal condition of the living body produced by external violence, as distinguished from that produced by poisons, zymotic infection, bad habits, and other less evident causes; traumatism; an accidental wound, as distinguished from one caused by the surgeon's knife in an operation.
    • n trauma External violence producing bodily injury; the act of wounding, or infliction of a wound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trauma traw′ma an abnormal condition of the body caused by external injury
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    “The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., a wound.


In literature:

Got a pectoral trauma, eh, Dix?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
This trauma of division is a recurring trauma in the Albanian psyche.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Not infrequently, the result of a trauma, division of the tendo Achillis occurs.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Fingers, toes, or even considerable portions of limbs may in the same way be suddenly destroyed by severe trauma, and undergo mummification.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
And then there are the traumas, which sometimes result in insanity and death.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
MEDALERT TEAM: An emergency medical response team led by a physician, whenever possible a trauma specialist.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Possibly any physical stress or trauma could've set it off, once puberty hit.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
The death of his wife precipitated a severe trauma and brought him to our attention.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
As a rule, there is no external evidence of trauma.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Spinal taps show no concussion, and there is no evidence of trauma of any kind other than psychic.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine

In news:

Student talks to Franken about awareness for American Indian history, cultural trauma.
Child found dead in Marseilles showed no evidence of trauma.
His presentation includes before and after pictures of both trauma and corrective surgeries.
Blackbirds Died Of Blunt Trauma In Midair .
He had no immediate prior history of trauma or abdominal pain.
Joseph Weiss, 80, Originator of Theory on Facing Trauma, Dies.
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery on ScienceDirect(Opens new window).
Pain occurs in many forms, from chronic back issues to emotional trauma, and unfortunately, many people struggle with remedies and short-term solutions.
Investigators said she suffered abusive head trauma over the past year.
"Especially if there would be surgical trauma, we prefer to have blood work to prevent complications," he said.
Israeli gamer says he suffered 'emotional trauma' from media attention.
Police arrived to find Donald Kinnie's body with head and chest trauma on the bathroom floor.
Chris Henry, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver who died during a domestic dispute last December, has been identified by experts as the first player to have died with trauma-induced brain damage while still active in the N.F.L.
Language of Trauma and Loss, The.
A medical examination revealed he had "serious" and "significant" bleeding on his brain and blood in his eyes, consistent with abusive head trauma, police said.

In science:

On the right vertical axis, N* p , the volume of penetrated plies (“trauma”) is pointed in the case when the bullet is stopped by the target.
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields
As can be seen, an AK-47 bullet makes the deeper trauma. Circles seen in the figure for an M-16 bullet correspond to test data obtained by RSD for Kevlar-29 backing manufactured of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 plies. Comparison of tests and calculations shows the good prediction ability of the tool.
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields
SHS90a] Suneson A, Hansson HA, Seeman T: Pressure Wave Injuries to the Nervous System Caused by High Energy Missile Extrem ity Impact: Part I. Local and Distant Effects on the Periphera l Nervous System. A Light and Electron Microscopic Study on Pigs. The Journal of Trauma. 30(3):281-294; 1990.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Distant Effects on the Central Nervous System . A Light and Electron Microscopic Study on Pigs. The Journal of Trauma. 30(3):295-306; 1990.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
WWZ04] Wang Q, Wang Z, Zhu P, Jiang J: Alterations of the Myelin Basic Protein and Ultrastructure in the Limbic System and the Early Stage of Trauma-Related Stress Disorder in Dogs. The Journal of Trauma. 56(3):604-610; 2004.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer