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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: 'wound'

trauma

noun
     
trau‧ma
1 [countable] an unpleasant and upsetting experience that affects you for a long time:
traumas such as death or divorce
2 [uncountable]MP a mental state of extreme shock caused by a very frightening or unpleasant experience
trauma of
the trauma of being a young refugee
3 [uncountable and countable] technicalMI an injury:
the hospital's trauma unit

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