blunt trauma

noun

Definition of blunt trauma

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or surface died of blunt trauma to the head

Examples of blunt trauma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police said Nwogo suffered blunt trauma to the back of his head and a single gunshot wound to the middle of his back. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 Another man died of blunt trauma to the head, the cause of which is still under investigation. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 July 2021 The film producer died from multiple blunt trauma by suicide with the location of his death listed as his residence. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 23 June 2021 Earvin, who was restrained during the assault, suffered 15 rib fractures, abrasions and hemorrhages, and fatal blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen, according to a federal indictment against three of the guards. Maggie Prosser, chicagotribune.com, 16 June 2021 Eight were due to drug overdoses and three were ruled homicides, two by gunshot and one by blunt trauma. Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021 An autopsy revealed the man had a skull fracture and brain injuries as a result of blunt trauma to the head, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 12 May 2021 Another man was found early Sunday dead of apparent blunt trauma to the head. Phillip Jackson, baltimoresun.com, 3 May 2021 The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office found numerous injuries on Krube from being physically assaulted, and the cause of death was ruled as a ruptured stomach caused by blunt trauma to the abdominal area. Alex Chhith, Star Tribune, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of blunt trauma

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blunt trauma was in 1899

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“Blunt trauma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blunt%20trauma. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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blunt trauma

noun

Medical Definition of blunt trauma

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or collision with a blunt surface (as in an automobile accident or a fall from a building) the patient died of blunt trauma to the head

called also blunt force trauma

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