Definition of concussive in US English:

concussive

adjective

  • See concuss

    • ‘Similar convulsive episodes seen immediately after concussive head injury may also be mistaken for epileptic phenomena.’
    • ‘Soft shell helmets or head protectors currently do not have the biomechanical capability to prevent concussive trauma and hence cannot be recommended.’
    • ‘The concussive force slammed her against the wall.’
    • ‘Rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and other explosive devices cause concussive shock blasts damaging to the brain.’
    • ‘‘The concussive shockwave travels about a mile per second down the tunnels,’ explains Brett Johnson, who has used the system to eliminate gophers on his property.’

Pronunciation

concussive

/-ˈkəsiv/