traumatic [truh-mat-ik, traw-, trou-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of, relating to, or produced by a trauma or wound.
  2. adapted to the cure of wounds.
  3. psychologically painful.

Origin of traumatic 1650–60; Late Latin traumaticus Greek traumatikós pertaining to wounds, equivalent to traumat- (stem of traûma trauma) + -ikos -ic Related formstrau·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·trau·mat·ic, adjective Examples from the Web for traumatically Historical Examples of traumatically

  • Stomatitis occurs idiopathically, deuteropathically, and traumatically.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • 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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