from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or causing concussion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the power or quality of shaking or agitating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the power or quality of shaking by sudden or violent stroke or impulse; agitating; shocking.


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  • Will he suffer some of these long-term concussive effects as they're called, you know, God forbid, would he suffer any kind of balance or speech problems or dementia problems like you see with the football players?

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2010

  • A man working on the refrigeration system suffered "concussive" injuries and was taken to a hospital, Vista Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Hahn said.

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  • Despite the efforts of Nissan's engineers to improve ride compliance, the over-the-road feel is tympanic, concussive, brutal, and tar strips zing your hands through the suede-wrapped steering wheel.

    Nissan GT-R: A 'Halo Car' With Devil's Horns

  • We don't need a government white paper to conclude that the principal cause of injury and shortened life is the cumulative concussive affect on the brain, joints, and other organs caused by the impact that a professional football players' body endures play after play.

    Steve Malkenson: Say it Ain't So, Mr. Goodell

  • They attacked it with a barrage of fire, and residents reported hearing concussive blasts.

    France rescues Japanese envoy in Ivory Coast

  • But his victory comes at a price, a shattering concussive disorientation that renders him unable to appreciate the win.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • Those troops would remain on forward operating bases performing other duties, even after any concussive symptoms go away, he says.

    Joint Chiefs chairman seeks brain-injury limit

  • Haney, who hasn't practiced since being injured, had experienced post-concussive symptoms through the end of last week.

    Around the BigEast Conference

  • Though his symptoms have cleared, he will be kept from further spring practice due to the length of his post-concussive symptoms and his history of a prior concussion in August, 2008.

    Around the BigEast Conference

  • What that means is lots of stuttering bass and big, concussive beats that incite epiphanic fist-pumps as much as fleetness of feet.

    Brazen Beats and Metal Mayhem


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