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The synonyms of “Trauma” are: harm, hurt, injury, psychic trauma, torment, agony, suffering, pain, shock, upheaval, distress, stress, strain, anguish, upset, misery, sorrow, grief, heartache, heartbreak, torture, damage, wound, wounding, sore, bruise, cut, laceration, lesion, abrasion, contusion
Trauma as a Noun
Definitions of "Trauma" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “trauma” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Physical injury.
- Emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may lead to long-term neurosis.
- An emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects.
- A deeply distressing or disturbing experience.
- Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Synonyms of "Trauma" as a noun (31 Words)
|abrasion||The process of scraping or wearing something away.|
The metal is resistant to abrasion.
|agony||Extreme physical or mental suffering.|
He crashed to the ground in agony.
|anguish||Extreme distress of body or mind.|
Philip gave a cry of anguish.
|bruise||A mark indicating an area of damage on a fruit, vegetable, or plant.|
His body was a mass of bruises after he had been attacked.
|contusion||A region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise.|
Vigorously shaking the head back and forth can produce contusions to the soft structure of the brain.
|cut||A piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass.|
Kellett was denied a century by edging a cut to wicketkeeper Burns.
|damage||Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something.|
She was awarded 284 000 in damages.
|distress||A state of physical strain, especially difficulty in breathing.|
A company in financial distress.
|grief||Intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death.|
Time heals griefs and quarrels.
|harm||Actual or potential ill effects or danger.|
It s unlikely to do much harm to the engine.
|heartache||Emotional anguish or grief, typically caused by the loss or absence of someone loved.|
The familiar pang of heartache.
An unforgettable tale of joy and heartbreak.
|hurt||The act of damaging something or someone.|
Her eyes reflected her unhappiness and hurt.
|injury||An instance of being injured.|
An ankle injury.
|laceration||The action of criticizing someone severely.|
His laceration of his fellow Democrat.
|lesion||A region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease, such as a wound, ulcer, abscess, or tumour.|
|misery||A feeling of intense unhappiness.|
The misery of the miner s existence.
|pain||Great care or trouble.|
That kid is a terrible pain.
|psychic trauma||A person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception.|
|shock||A pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field.|
Whole fields of wheat in shock.
|sore||A raw or painful place on the body.|
There s no point raking over the past and opening old sores.
|sorrow||An event or circumstance that causes sorrow.|
It was a great sorrow to her when they separated.
|strain||Deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.|
She endured the stresses and strains of life.
|stress||The degree of stress measured in units of force per unit area.|
He presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger.
His disregard for the sufferings of his fellow countrymen.
|torment||A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented.|
The torments of the damned.
|torture||Extreme mental distress.|
A torture chamber.
|upheaval||A state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally.|
Major upheavals in the financial markets.
|upset||The act of upsetting something.|
Everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time.
|wound||The act of inflicting a wound.|
The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound that he will never get over it.
|wounding||The act of inflicting a wound.|
Usage Examples of "Trauma" as a noun
- Rupture of the diaphragm caused by blunt trauma.
- A personal trauma like the death of a child.
- The event is relived with all the accompanying trauma.
- Many experience the trauma of divorce.
Associations of "Trauma" (30 Words)
|abrasion||The wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice.|
The metal is resistant to abrasion.
|amnesia||A partial or total loss of memory.|
They were suffering from amnesia.
|ankle||Flex the ankles while cycling in order to increase pedalling efficiency.|
Jennie fell downstairs breaking her ankle.
|brain||That which is responsible for one s thoughts feelings and conscious brain functions the seat of the faculty of reason.|
She brained me with a rolling pin.
|bruise||Cause a bruise or bruises to appear on a fruit vegetable or plant.|
The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them.
|concussion||Any violent blow.|
He was carried off the pitch with concussion.
|contusion||The action of bruising.|
The bruise resulted from a contusion.
|damaging||Having a detrimental effect on someone or something.|
New cars are less damaging to the environment.
|dementia||A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.|
|fatality||The quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters.|
A sense of fatality gripped her.
|hamstring||Cripple by cutting the hamstring.|
He pulled a hamstring.
|hurt||Hurt the feelings of.|
She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests.
A noisy job could permanently impair their hearing.
|injure||Suffer physical harm or damage to (a part of one’s body.|
The explosion injured several people.
|injurious||Harmful to living things.|
Food which is injurious to health.
|injury||Wrongdoing that violates another’s rights and is unjustly inflicted.|
She suffered an injury to her back.
|lacerate||Tear or make deep cuts in (flesh or skin.|
|psychological||Relating to psychology.|
|scar||Mark with a scar.|
The skin disease scarred his face permanently.
|scarred||Deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury.|
Could her scarred mind ever be free of fear.
|sprain||The result of spraining a joint.|
A compress for treating sprains and bruises.
|suffer||Undergo or suffer.|
Many saints suffered martyrdom.
|throes||Intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change.|
Few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child.
|twinge||A sudden, sharp localized pain.|
He felt a twinge in his knee.
|unrepaired||Not repaired; unmended, unrestored.|
The insurance is vitiated because of foolish acts on the part of the tenant.
|wound||Inflict a wound on.|
The sergeant was seriously wounded.