, traumatizations (pl) (nouns)
The act or process of traumatizing; that is, inflicting an injury or wound to a living body caused by the application of an external force or violence.
, traumatizes; traumatized; traumatizing
1. To cause a person to experience severe emotional shock or distress, often resulting in long-lasting psychological damage:
The terrible car accident traumatized
and shocked the family immensely.
2. To wound or to injure a tissue: During the surgical operation, Ginny's tissue on her wrist was traumatized
by the incision and removal of the ganglion.
3. To subject someone to psychological suffering and distress: The stress of losing his job traumatized
Jack and Jill tremendously because they had two small children, debts, and Jill didn't have a job at all!
4. To cause physical injury to someone: When Susan fell on the steps her ankle was traumatized
and strained and she had to cool it with ice packs and have it raised on a pillow for quite a while.
The mosquitos bites that traumatized Carol were so painful that she never wanted to go camping again!
1. Having wounded or injured (a tissue), as during a surgical operation.
2. Subjected to psychological trauma.
1. Capable of causing an injury.
2. Caused by a wound or injury.
, traumatologists (pl) (nouns)
A surgeon who practices traumatology, or a medic who is on duty at a trauma center.
1. The study of wounds and their effects.
2. A branch of medicine that deals with the surgical repair of injuries and wounds resulting from accidents.
3. A branch of surgery dealing with major wounds caused by accidents or violence and their long-term consequences.
Patients who have suffered significant physical trauma, as from a car accident, may be cared for in a trauma center, a specialized hospital facility designed to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for trauma.
1. A nastic movement (movement of the parts of a plant in response to external stimuli) in response to being wounded.
2. A growth curvature in plants in response to wounds.
traumatopathy (s) (noun)
, traumatopathies (pl)
Any medical condition resulting from wounds or injuries: The the doctors were treating a man with traumatopathies as a consequence of a violent confrontation with someone in front of a store the evening before.
, traumatophilias (pl) (nouns)
In psychiatry, a fondness of being injured or the unconscious desire to be injured.
traumatophobia (s) (noun)
, traumatophobias (pl)
An intense loathing of war, physical injury, wounds, etc.: The soldier had traumatophobia as a result of being maimed in Afghanistan and seeing several of his friends being killed when they were on patrol.
traumatophobiac (s) (noun)
, traumatophobiacs (pl)
1. A person who is devastated by having an injury: Amanda, who was a traumatophobiac, was terrified of learning how to drive a car because she had a pathological panic of having an accident and of hurting herself and others.
2. Someone who has a horror of war: Jake, a traumatophobiac, was a soldier at combat and was exposed to so much blood, physical harm, suffering, and loss that he decided to become a pacifist.
traumatopnea, traumatopnoea (s) (noun)
; traumatopneas; traumatopnoeas (pl)
Passage of respiratory air in and out through a wound of the chest wall: Because Meg had a sudden onset of a sharp pain in one part of her chest and had a shortness of breath. After her doctor examined her, he told her that she had traumatopnea, which could lead to a lack of oxygen and low blood pressure.
traumatopyra, wound fever (s)
; traumatopyras, wound fevers (pl) (nouns)
An obsolete synonym of "traumatic fever" (an increase in bodily temperature following an injury).
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "wound, harm, hurt, injure":