traumat-, traumato-, trauma-, traum-, -trauma, -traumatic, -traumatically +

(Greek > Latin: wound, wounded; bodily injury)

traumatization (s), 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.
traumatize, traumatizes; traumatized; traumatizing (verbs)
1. To cause a person to experience severe emotional shock or distress, often resulting in long-lasting psychological damage.
2. To cause physical injury to someone or something.
3. To wound or to injure (a tissue), as in a surgical operation.
4. To subject someone to psychological trauma.
traumatized (adjective)
1. Having wounded or injured (a tissue), as during a surgical operation.
2. Subjected to psychological trauma.
traumatogenic (adjective)
1. Capable of causing an injury.
2. Caused by a wound or injury.
traumatological (adjective)
traumatologically (adverb)
traumatologist (s), traumatologists (pl) (nouns)
A surgeon who practices traumatology, or a medic who is on duty at a trauma center.
traumatology (s) (noun)
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.

traumatonasty, traumatonastic
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), traumatopathies (pl) (nouns)
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 last evening."
traumatophilia (s), 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 (British); traumatopneas, traumatopnoeas (British) (nouns)
Passage of respiratory air in and out through a wound of the chest wall.
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": noci-; nox-; vulner-.