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TRAUMATIC

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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]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

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


Sense 2traumatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Psychologically painful

Context example:

few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child

Similar:

painful (causing physical or psychological pain)


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