trau·ma /ˈtrɑ:mə/ noun plural trau·mas
a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time [count
] ▪ She never fully recovered from the traumas she suffered during her childhood.
] ▪ She never fully recovered from the trauma of her experiences.
2 medical :
a serious injury to a person's body [noncount
] ▪ an accident victim with severe head trauma ▪ repeated trauma to a knee
] ▪ The accident victim sustained multiple traumas.
— see also blunt trauma at 1blunt