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noun as in severe mental or physical pain


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I’m sure there was some level of trauma, but the weekend, I testified on a Friday, Monday was a holiday, Columbus Day, the following Monday.

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“The trauma in skeletal males is often considered evidence of participation in warfare or violence,” Broehl says.

The adopted kids appeared to have gotten over the impacts of their earlier trauma.

Research shows that these stress responses develop abnormally in kids who face trauma early in life — such as abuse or neglect.

Nayirah recalled the trauma of watching Iraqi troops storm into Al Adan Hospital in Kuwait City, where she volunteered as a nurse.

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For them, the trauma of assault can be compounded by a lack of institutional support, and even disciplinary action.

Question them, and you are colluding in exacerbating the awful effects of their trauma.

Does he give in to the trauma or does he embrace all of the lessons he has learned?

The 54-year-old trauma doctor and father of three is suffering from heart disease.

It doesn't make you a better person because you endured the indignity and trauma of it.

And the papers of Braulinski of the old University of Warsaw on the fear trauma which he termed a birthmark of civilization.

Originally, he endeavoured to reawaken the memory of the sexual trauma by means of the induction of profound hypnosis.

This perception was enough to make me sceptical about the whole trauma-theory.

Not infrequently, the result of a trauma, division of the tendo Achillis occurs.

The ideal operation, therefore, is to make an artificial pupil with the least amount of trauma to the ciliary body.

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On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trauma, such as: agony, anguish, blow, confusion, damage, and injury.

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