Meaning of trauma

trau•ma

Pronunciation: (trou'mu, trô'-), [key]
— pl. -mas, -ma•ta
    1. a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident.
    2. the condition produced by this; traumatism.
    1. an experience that produces psychological injury or pain.
    2. the psychological injury so caused.
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