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concuss

Line breaks: con|cuss
Pronunciation: /kənˈkʌs
 
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Definition of concuss in English:

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective concussed)
Hit the head of (a person or animal), causing them to become temporarily unconscious or confused: Michael was a bit concussed
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

concussive

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adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with concuss

bus, buss, cuss, fuss, Gus, huss, muss, plus, pus, Russ, sus, suss, thus, truss, us

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