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con·cus·sion

 (kən-kŭsh′ən)
n.
1. A violent jarring; a shock: The concussion from the explosion broke windows three blocks away.
2. An injury to an organ, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow and followed by a temporary or prolonged loss of function.

[Middle English concussioun, bruise, contusion, from Latin concussiō, concussiōn-, concussion, from concussus, past participle of concutere, to strike together; see concuss.]

con·cus′sive (-kŭs′ĭv) adj.
con·cus′sive·ly adv.

concussion

(kənˈkʌʃən)
n
1. (Pathology) a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness
2. any violent shaking; jarring
conˈcussive adj

con•cus•sion

(kənˈkʌʃ ən)

n.
1. injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or the like.
2. shock caused by the impact of a collision, blow, etc.
3. the act or action of violently shaking or jarring.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
con•cus′sive, adj.

con·cus·sion

(kən-kŭsh′ən)
An injury to the brain resulting from shaking or a blow to the head. Symptoms include temporary loss of consciousness and sometimes loss of memory.

concussion

- Its underlying etymological notion is of "violent shaking," from Latin concutere, "shake violently."
See also related terms for shaking.

concussion

A slight injury to the brain that causes a temporary loss of consciousness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concussion - injury to the brain caused by a blowconcussion - injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness
accidental injury, injury - an accident that results in physical damage or hurt
2.concussion - any violent blow
blow, bump - an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"

concussion

noun
1. shock, brain injury She fell off a horse and suffered a concussion.
2. impact, crash, shaking, clash, jarring, collision, jolt, jolting I was blown off the deck by the concussion of the torpedoes.

concussion

noun
Violent forcible contact between two or more things:
Translations
اِرْتِـجَاجارْتِجاجٌ دِماغي
otřes mozku
hjernerystelse
aivotärähdys
potres mozga
agyrázkódás
heilahristingur
脳震盪
뇌진탕
otras mozgu
hjärnskakning
การสั่นอย่างแรง
beyin sarsıntısısarsıntı
sự chấn động

concussion

[kənˈkʌʃən] N (Med) → conmoción f cerebral

concussion

[kənˈkʌʃən] ncommotion f (cérébrale)

concussion

concussion

[kənˈkʌʃn] n (Med) → commozione f cerebrale

concussed

(kənˈkast) adjective
suffering from concussion. He was concussed for several hours.
conˈcussion (-ʃən) noun
temporary harm to the brain caused by a heavy blow on the head. suffering from concussion.

concussion

اِرْتِـجَاج otřes mozku hjernerystelse Gehirnerschütterung διάσειση conmoción cerebral aivotärähdys commotion potres mozga commozione cerebrale 脳震盪 뇌진탕 hersenschudding hjernerystelse wstrząśnienie mózgu concussão cerebral, traumatismo craniano сотрясение hjärnskakning การสั่นอย่างแรง sarsıntı sự chấn động 脑震荡

con·cus·sion

n. concusión, conmoción, traumatismo esp. del cerebro causado por una lesión en la cabeza que puede presentar síntomas de náusea y mareos;
cerebral ______ cerebral.

concussion

n conmoción f cerebral
References in classic literature ?
The broad palms of his tail are flirted high into the air; then smiting the surface, the thunderous concussion resounds for miles.
His assailant had hit him too hard, and he was suffering from concussion of the brain; and also he had been half-frozen when found, and would lose three fingers on his right hand.
Carriage springs up, with another bounce,--down go the hind wheels,--senator, woman, and child, fly over on to the back seat, his elbows encountering her bonnet, and both her feet being jammed into his hat, which flies off in the concussion.
Stryver turned and burst out of the Bank, causing such a concussion of air on his passage through, that to stand up against it bowing behind the two counters, required the utmost remaining strength of the two ancient clerks.
Pocket took it the other way, and got its head upon the table; which was announced to all present by a prodigious concussion.
The retrograde movement of those who now fell back into the plain to escape the death before them was so violent, and their concussion against those who were advancing from the rear so terrible, that numbers were smothered or trampled to death.
The concussion nearly capsized her, and with a sickening plunge she hurtled downward through the dark night.
There was of course a considerable concussion as the vessel drove up on the sand heap.
As for Passepartout, who was mounted on the beast's back, and received the direct force of each concussion as he trod along, he was very careful, in accordance with his master's advice, to keep his tongue from between his teeth, as it would otherwise have been bitten off short.
I turned, and as I did so the screw must have come out, for the lid of the cylinder fell upon the gravel with a ringing concussion.
The coachman bestowed a heavy blow of the whip upon his horses; the noble animals bounded forward; then cries of men who were knocked down were heard; then a double concussion was felt, and two of the wheels seemed to pass over a round and flexible body.
As for the Pygmies, their capital city was laid in ruins by the concussion and vibration of the air; and, though there was uproar enough without their help, they all set up a shriek out of three millions of little throats, fancying, no doubt, that they swelled the Giant's bellow by at least ten times as much.