Definition of TBI

traumatic brain injury A soldier—or a civilian—can survive the blast without a single penetrating wound and still receive the worst diagnosis: traumatic brain injury, or TBI, the signature injury of the Iraq War.— Michael Mason Most TBI victims sustain lingering physical and cognitive impairments. Many face an arduous, lifelong task of relearning sometimes even the simplest skills, such as bathing and dressing themselves.— David Gelman

Learn More About TBI

Dictionary Entries Near TBI

TBH

TBI

Tbilisi

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for TBI

Cite this Entry

“TBI.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TBI. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for TBI

TBI

abbreviation

Medical Definition of TBI

traumatic brain injury As roadside explosions became more common, military doctors suspected that these symptoms were the likely result of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained in blasts.— Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Science, 25 Jan. 2008

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!