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n. pl. trau·mas or trau·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
a. Serious injury to the body, as from physical violence or an accident: abdominal trauma.
b. Severe emotional or mental distress caused by an experience: He experienced trauma for years after his divorce.
a. An experience that causes severe anxiety or emotional distress, such as rape or combat: memories that persist after a trauma occurs.
b. An event or situation that causes great disruption or suffering: the economic trauma of the recession.
trau·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.
n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
1. (Psychology) psychol a powerful shock that may have long-lasting effects
2. (Pathology) pathol any bodily injury or wound
[C18: from Greek: a wound]
trau•ma(ˈtraʊ mə, ˈtrɔ-)
n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a. a body wound or shock produced by physical injury, as from an accident.
b. the condition produced by this.
2. Psychiatry. psychological shock or severe distress from experiencing a disastrous event outside the range of usual experience, as rape or military combat.
3. any wrenching or distressing experience, esp. one causing a disturbance in normal functioning.
[1685–95; < Greek traûma wound]
trau•mat•ic (trəˈmæt ɪk, trɔ-, traʊ-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.|
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
brain damage - injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.
birth trauma - physical injury to an infant during the birth process
blast trauma - injury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)
blunt trauma - injury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)
bump - a lump on the body caused by a blow
burn - an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
dislocation - a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
electric shock - trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
cryopathy, frostbite - destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
intravasation - entry of foreign matter into a blood vessel
penetrating injury, penetrating trauma - injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
pinch - an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
rupture - state of being torn or burst open
strain - injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
whiplash, whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
wale, weal, welt, wheal - a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
lesion - an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
|2.||trauma - an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects|
birth trauma - emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness
trauma[ˈtrɔːmə] n → traumatisme m
trauma[ˈtrɔːmə] n → trauma m
1. n. trauma, estado psicológico;
2. traumatismo, si se refiere a una condición física.