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posttraumatic

[pohst-truh-mat-ik, -traw-, -trou-] /ˌpoʊst trəˈmæt ɪk, -trɔ-, -traʊ-/
adjective
1.
occurring after physical or psychological trauma.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; post- + traumatic
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posttraumatic in Medicine

posttraumatic post·trau·mat·ic (pōst'trou-māt'ĭk, -trô-)
adj.
Following or resulting from injury or trauma.

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