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 Dictionary entry overview: What does traumatic mean? 

TRAUMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective TRAUMATIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body
2. psychologically painful

  Familiarity information: TRAUMATIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TRAUMATIC (adjective)

Sense 1traumatic [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


trauma (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)

Sense 2traumatic [BACK TO TOP]


Psychologically painful

Context example:

few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child


painful (causing physical or psychological pain)

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