from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident.
- n. An emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the psychological development of a person, often leading to neurosis.
- n. An event or situation that causes great distress and disruption.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any serious injury to the body, often resulting from violence or an accident.
- n. An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.
- n. An event that causes great distress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abnormal condition of the living body produced by external violence, as distinguished from that produced by poisons, zymotic infection, bad habits, and other less evident causes; traumatism; an accidental wound, as distinguished from one caused by the surgeon's knife in an operation.
- n. External violence producing bodily injury; the act of wounding, or infliction of a wound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
- n. any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
; w; * trauma, trauma* mi casita se puso a saltar la cuerda! pero luego me di cuenta que no era solo mi casita it was todo el Peru que creo que le gusto demasiado Jump it * 0*
As Danielle Gardner, whose brother Douglas Gardner worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and died in the World Trade Center, wrote in a remarkable essay published in 2005, I have learned about the whacked-out phenomenon I term trauma envy.
"Summer is what we call trauma season," says Matthew Denenberg, division chief for pediatrics at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
As Carlson notes, this trauma is the work of literature itself: For [Shelley], the value of creative writing is in 'preparing' readers for the inability to be prepared.
From the point of view of the subject, this trauma is a hole, a tear in the symbolic tissue.
Petrov walked into the court-room on crutches due to what he called a trauma from the time of the assassination attempt against him in 2002.
Aleksei Petrov, one of the most striking and mysterious figures from Bulgaria's 20-year transition, walked into the court-room on crutches due to what he called a trauma from a 2002 assassination attempt.
How does what you call the trauma myth hurt people who were actual victims of sexual assault?
The difference between him and Spider-Man is that his mission isn't based as much in "trauma" as in his very identity.
I agree, if "trauma" is all you (and Dawkins) are worried about.