Definition of 'trauma'
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We have had a lot of family trauma. The Sun (2010)He may nurse hidden traumas and resentments that make him the way he is. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She said the trauma shocked her into her senses and she ended the relationship. The Sun (2015)Cause of death was cardiac injury and chest trauma. The Sun (2008)We felt the blood was probably as a result of trauma caused by insertion. The Sun (2006)Early on we learn about a past family trauma. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The trauma caused him to lose his fledgling career. The Sun (2012)Staying awake can help protect the brain from the trauma caused by bad memories. The Sun (2012)The jets may also minimise trauma and blood loss because there is no physical contact with the patient. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some suffered trauma and nervous shock. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He died of critical shock trauma. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rest's work will feed into research that the unit is doing on trauma experienced by firefighters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The 26-year-old was pronounced clinically dead after suffering a trauma injury last month. The Sun (2014)The mother of two said the referral had added to her family 's trauma. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is an augur of disturbing family traumas to come, real and imagined. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)So many we spoke to had personal experience of the trauma of this terrible disease and knew the vital importance of catching it early. The Sun (2014)There is no evidence of any kind of trauma or INJURY. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'trauma'
British English: trauma NOUN
Trauma is a very severe shock or very upsetting experience, which may cause psychological damage.
I'd been through the trauma of losing a house.
Definition of trauma from the Collins English Dictionary
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