Definition of concuss in English:


Syllabification: con·cuss
Pronunciation: /kənˈkəs


[with object] (usually as adjective concussed)
  • Hit the head of (a person or animal), causing temporary unconsciousness or confusion: she was shaken, slightly concussed, and in no state to carry on
    More example sentences
    • Medical staff concluded he was concussed but there was no lasting brain damage.
    • The injury to the back of his head may have stunned or concussed him but was not responsible for his death.
    • When we took Jake to hospital after he collapsed we just thought he was concussed.



Pronunciation: /-ˈkəsiv/
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  • Soft shell helmets or head protectors currently do not have the biomechanical capability to prevent concussive trauma and hence cannot be recommended.
  • Similar convulsive episodes seen immediately after concussive head injury may also be mistaken for epileptic phenomena.
  • Rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and other explosive devices cause concussive shock blasts damaging to the brain.


late 16th century (in the sense 'shake violently'): from Latin concuss- 'dashed together, violently shaken', from the verb concutere, from con- 'together' + quatere 'shake'.

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