Etymology
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traumatic (adj.)

1650s, from French traumatique and directly from Late Latin traumaticus, from Greek traumatikos "pertaining to a wound," from trauma (genitive traumatos; see trauma). Psychological sense is from 1889. Related: Traumatically.

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Definitions of traumatic

traumatic (adj.)
of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body;
traumatic (adj.)
psychologically painful;
few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child
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