Definition of concuss in English:


Line breaks: con|cuss
Pronunciation: /kənˈkʌs


[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.


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



More 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.

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