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traumatism

Line breaks: trau¦ma|tism
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɔːmətɪz(ə)m
 
, ˈtraʊ-/

Definition of traumatism in English:

noun

chiefly technical
A traumatic effect or condition.
Example sentences
  • With the off-field traumatism provided the Ravens' franchise by Ray Lewis and Chris McAlister in recent years, another strike against Baltimore will be a lot to take - and that doesn't account for the potential fallout on the field.
  • It's not like you can cause me a bigger traumatism than you already have!
  • The patient makes a report of an indirect traumatism that happened at work on February 22, 1989.

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