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noun trauma pronunciation in British English /ˈtrɔːmə/
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pluraltraumas
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a bad experience that makes you feel very upset, afraid, or shocked
    a series of childhood traumas
    Some soldiers never recover from the trauma of battle.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] a feeling of being very upset, afraid, or shocked after a bad experience
      He continues to suffer emotional trauma.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] medical a serious injury
    head and neck trauma
    a trauma victim
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