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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.

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] medical a serious injury

    head and neck trauma

    a trauma victim

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