concussion

[ kuh n-kuhsh-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF concussion
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A shell from his own army had burst near him, and he had been thrown down by the concussion.

One or two men were struck, while others died from the effect of the concussion on their brains.

But Dan blacked out, receiving some of the concussion of the exploding rocket.

Beside him lay the heavy poker, bent into a curve by the concussion.

Such was the concussion of the air that for a moment he was stunned.

For a moment the roar and concussion produced consternation.

There was a terrific flash of flame and a shock wave of concussion.

So what do we get—we get knifes in the faces, saps on the head—a concussion, you tell me!

The old man lay on the bed, and this time there was no question of concussion.

He would then throw his, and mine would explode by the concussion.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin concussionem (nominative concussio) "a shaking," noun of action from past participle stem of concutere "shake violently," from com- "together" (see com-) + quatere "to shake" (see quash). Modern brain injury sense is from 1540s.

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