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concussion at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


concussion at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., from L. concussionem (nom. concussio), pp. of concutere "shake violently," from com- "together" + quatere "to shake." Modern sense of "brain injury" is 1541. ///

concussion at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: concussio, from concutere 'to shake violently', from com- ( COM-) + quatere 'to shake']//
1 [U] BrE [C] AmE a small amount of damage to the brain that makes you lose consciousness or feel sick for a short time, usually caused by something hitting your head: with (a) concussion// --He was rushed into hospital with concussion.// --I had a concussion and a lot of scrapes and bruises.//
2 [C usually singular] a violent shaking movement, caused by the very loud sound of something such as an explosion: --The ground shuddered and heaved with the concussion of the blast.//

concussion at French => English Of Explained:


concussion at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Period of nervous-function impairment that results from relatively mild brain injury, often with no bleeding in the cerebral cortex. It causes brief unconsciousness, followed by mental confusion and physical difficulties. These effects usually clear up within hours, but in some cases disturbance of consciousness continues, and there may be residual symptoms. Some level of amnesia often accompanies concussion. Recovery from concussion is almost always complete unless more serious injury, such as skull fracture, accompanies it.

concussion at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "concussion":
abrasion, appulse, beating, blemish, blow, break, brunt, buffeting,
bulldozing, bulling, bump, burn, cannon, carambole, carom, chafe,
check, chip, clash, clip, clout, collision, crack, crack-up,
crackle, crash, craze, crump, crunch, cut, encounter, flash burn,
fracture, fray, frazzle, gall, gash, hammering, hurt, impact,
impingement, incision, injury, jar, jarring, jolt, jolting,
laceration, lesion, mauling, meeting, mortal wound, mutilation,
onslaught, percussion, pounding, puncture, ramming, rent,
repercussion, rip, run, rupture, scald, scorch, scrape, scratch,
scuff, second-degree burn, shaking, shock, sideswipe, slash,
sledgehammering, smash, smash-up, smashing, sore, stab, stab wound,
tear, third-degree burn, thrusting, trauma, whomp, wound,
wounds immedicable, wrench

concussion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] (This word is only [C] in AmE.) a temporary loss of consciousness caused by a blow to the head; the effects of a severe blow to the head such as confusion and temporary loss of physical and mental abilities: (BrE) He was taken to hospital with concussion. * (AmE) He was taken to the hospital with a concussion.

CONCUSSION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

re brain activity during sleep
2 (brains) [pl.] the brain of an animal, eaten as food:
sheep's brains
3 [U, C, usually pl.] the ability to learn quickly and think about things in a logical and intelligent way:
It doesn't take much brain to w

Concussion at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Concussion \Con*cus"sion\, n. [L. concussio, fr. concutere,
concussum, to shake violenty; con- + quatere to shake. See
{Cashier}, {Quash}.]
1. A shaking or agitation; a shock; caused by the collision
of two bodies.

It is believed that great ringing of bells, in
populous cities, hath dissipated pestilent air;
which may be from the concussion of the air.

2. (Med.) A condition of lowered functional activity, without
visible structural change, produced in an organ by a
shock, as by fall or blow; as, a concussion of the brain.

3. (Civil Law) The unlawful forcing of another by threats of
violence to yield up something of value.

Then concussion, rapine, pilleries, Their catalogue
of accusations fill. --Daniel.

{Concussion fuse} (Mil.), one that is ignited by the
concussion of the shell when it strikes.

Syn: See {Shock}.

concussion at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in
loss of consciousness
2: any violent blow

concussion at English (WD) Of Explained:



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Inter: en-nou » n
  • a violent collision or shock
    1. an injury to part of the body, most especially the brain, caused by a violent blow, followed by loss of function


      Inter: trans-top » a violent collision or shock

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|сблъскване|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|isku
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|choc|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κλονισμός|m|tr=klonismós|sc=Grek
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|wstrząs|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ушиб|m|tr=ušíb|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|удар|m|tr=udár|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » an injury to part of the body, most especially the brain
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ارتجاج|m|tr=irtijaaj
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|сътресение|n
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|震盪|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|震荡|tr=zhèndàng|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aivotärähdys
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|commotion|f, commotion Inter: t+ » fr|cérébrale|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Erschütterung|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|διάσειση|f|tr=diáseisi|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|agyrázkódás
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|震盪|tr=しんとう, shintō|sc=Jpan
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|wstrząśnienie mózgu|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сотрясение|n|tr=sotrjasénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » medical Inter: t+ » ru|коммоция|f|tr=kommócija|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * concuss

    Derived terms

    * concussion grenade



    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • political corruption, misappropriation

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