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n.1. a physical wound or injury, such as a fracture or blow. Trauma scores are numerical systems for assessing the severity and prognosis of serious injuries. 2. (in psychology) an emotionally painful and harmful event. Post-traumatic stress disorder may follow an overwhelmingly stressful event, such as battle, assault, or serious injury. —traumaticadj.

1. a physical wound or injury, such as a fracture or blow. Trauma scores are numerical systems for assessing the severity and prognosis of serious injuries. 2. (in psychology) an emotionally painful and harmful event. Post-traumatic stress disorder may follow an overwhelmingly stressful event, such as battle, assault, or serious injury.

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