One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A traumatic effect or condition.
laceration, cut, slash, tear, gouge, puncture, score, incision, slit, split, rip, rent, nick, cleftView synonyms
- ‘With the off-field traumatism provided the Ravens' franchise by Ray Lewis and Chris McAlister in recent years, another strike against Baltimore will be a lot to take - and that doesn't account for the potential fallout on the field.’
- ‘It's not like you can cause me a bigger traumatism than you already have!’
- ‘It scarcely matters whether one was formerly a pacifist or a militarist, whether one hated war or resigned oneself to it… defeat creates a deep and lasting traumatism in everyone.’
- ‘My mind was in such a state of traumatism that it took me a while to process important data.’
- ‘The patient makes a report of an indirect traumatism that happened at work on February 22, 1989.’
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