Definition of Traumatic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body.

Partainyms: Trauma
Derivative terms: Trauma

2. Adjective. Psychologically painful. "Few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child"
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Trauma

Definition of Traumatic

1. a. Of or pertaining to wounds; applied to wounds.

Definition of Traumatic

1. Adjective. of, caused by, or causing trauma ¹

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Definition of Traumatic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Traumatic

1. Of, relating to or resulting from a trauma, wound or injury, whether physical or psychological. Origin: L. Traumaticus from Gr. Traumaticos, from trauma = wound This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Traumatic

trauma centres
trauma naked
trauma severity indices
traumatic (current term)
traumatic acid
traumatic amenorrhoea
traumatic amnesia
traumatic amputation
traumatic anaemia
traumatic anaesthesia
traumatic aneurysm
traumatic asphyxia
traumatic bone cyst
traumatic cataract
traumatic dermatitis
traumatic encephalopathy
traumatic epilepsy
traumatic fever

Literary usage of Traumatic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"traumatic iritis (the iritis, for example, which is so apt to occur after the operations for cataract), very closely resembles rheumatic iritis ; but in ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1921)
"II) on traumatic Neurasthenia, traumatic Hysteria, and traumatic Insanity in 1907 and the ... Oppenheim substituted for them the term "traumatic neurosis. ..."

3. When the Victim Is a Child by Debra Whitcomb (1992)
"A number of clinicians and researchers maintain that many of the symptoms demonstrated by victims of child sexual abuse can be attributed to post-traumatic ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"(Hallway Brain and Railway Spine; traumatic Hysteria.) Definition.—A morbid condition following shock which presents the symptoms of neurasthenia or ..."

5. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases: Their Causes, Symptoms by William Richard Gowers (1885)
"traumatic Causes.—Next, in numerical importance, among the exciting causes of epilepsy are traumatic influences, blows and falls on the ..."

6. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by John Eric Erichsen (1869)
"traumatic ANEURISM. WE have hitherto discussed the treatment of an ... This extravasation constitutes a traumatic aneurism, and may arise in three ways: 1. ..."

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