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See also: traumàtic


Etymology 1[edit]

From the Latin traumaticus, from the Ancient Greek τραυματικός (traumatikós), from τραῦμα (traûma).


traumatic (comparative more traumatic, superlative most traumatic)

  1. Of, caused by, or causing trauma.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VII:
      It's a sort of disease. There's a scientific name for it. Trau- something. Traumatic symplegia, that's it. This cat has traumatic symplegia. In other words, putting it in simple language adapted to the lay mind, where other cats are content to get their eight hours, Augustus wants his twenty-four.
    • 2011, September 18, Don Thompson and Ken Ritter, “Reno air race crash scene shows violence of impact”, Associated Press:
      "I've seen more patients, but never this many patients with this number of severe injuries," said Dr. Michael Morkin, chief of Renown's emergency department [] . "It was traumatic."
  2. (medicine, dated) Of or relating to wounds; applied to wounds.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Coxe to this entry?)
  3. (dated) Adapted to the cure of wounds; vulnerary.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wiseman to this entry?)
  4. Produced by wounds.
    traumatic tetanus
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Latin [medicāmentum] traumaticum, from traumaticus.


traumatic (plural traumatics)

  1. (dated, medicine) A medicine for wounds; a vulnerary.



traumatic (comparative plus traumatic, superlative le plus traumatic)

  1. traumatic (pertaining to trauma)

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