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Definition of traumatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    traumatic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//trəˈmæt̮ɪk//
     
    , NAmE//trɔˈmæt̮ɪk//
     
    , NAmE//traʊˈmæt̮ɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1extremely unpleasant and causing you to feel upset and/or anxious a traumatic experience Divorce can be traumatic for everyone involved.
  2. 2[only before noun] (psychology or medical) connected with or caused by trauma traumatic amnesia see also post-traumatic stress disorder
traumatically
 
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NAmE//trəˈmæt̮ɪkli//
 
, NAmE//trɔˈmæt̮ɪkli//
 
, NAmE//traʊˈmæt̮ɪkli//
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: traumatic

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