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traumatic

[truh-mat-ik, traw-, trou-] /trəˈmæt ɪk, trɔ-, traʊ-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or produced by a trauma or wound.
2.
adapted to the cure of wounds.
3.
psychologically painful.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin traumaticus < Greek traumatikós pertaining to wounds, equivalent to traumat- (stem of traûma trauma) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
traumatically, adverb
untraumatic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for traumatically

traumatic

adj.

1650s, from Late Latin traumaticus, from Greek traumatikos "pertaining to a wound," from trauma (see trauma).

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