Today's Word of the Day means...
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.
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.