trauma trau·ma (trô'mə, trou'-)
n. pl. trau·mas or trau·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A serious bodily injury or shock, as from violence or an accident.
An emotional wound or shock that creates substantial lasting damage to one's psychological development, often leading to neurosis.
|trauma (trô'mə, trou'-) Pronunciation Key
Wounds that result from sudden physical injury or violence.
Note: The term is frequently used to describe an emotional shock that causes serious psychological damage.