trauma-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: physical injury or damage

Commentary: TRAUMA[+state][+physical][+injury]

The victim shows trauma to the jaw and neck.
The blast trauma from the bomb was extensive.
The blunt trauma to the body indicates it was hit by a car.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: state of psychological shock

Commentary: TRAUMA[+state][+psychological][+shock]

These war orphans have experienced deep psychological trauma.
The patient discussed her childhood traumas with the therapist.
He never overcame the trauma of witnessing that execution.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: agent or cause of extreme upset

Commentary: TRAUMA[+cause][+agent][+upset][+extreme]

The trauma of an all-out nuclear war is difficult to even comprehend.
The product delay has been a major trauma for Sally's department.
A minor trauma occurred at the party when Mary accidentally poured tea down her boss's shirt.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2