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

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Many of the people buried in the mass graves afterward had clearly died violently; their bones carried the marks of stabbing, cutting, and blunt trauma. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Archaeologists unearth mass graves from Mongol invasion of Russia," 11 Sep. 2019 Many of the people buried in the mass graves afterward had clearly died violently; their bones carried the marks of stabbing, cutting, and blunt trauma. Wired, "Mass Graves in Russia Tell the Grim Story of Mongol Invasion," 13 Sep. 2019 Some people can get necrotizing fasciitis after an injury that does not break the skin (blunt trauma). Susan Scutti, CNN, "Florida man has 25% of his skin stripped from his body in his fight against flesh-eating bacteria," 27 Aug. 2019 From the report and the blunt trauma -- that was considered a homicide. NBC News, "Daughter determined to find justice for Ohio mother, Kerry Melnick, found dead 36 years ago," 15 Aug. 2019 Fisheries and Oceans Canada said Tuesday that the necropsy of the sixth whale, which was named Clipper, was completed in Quebec, and that the animal’s death appeared consistent with blunt trauma from a vessel strike. Washington Post, "Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month," 3 July 2019 In addition, the IHPS has padding which gives 100 percent improved protection from blunt trauma compared to the ECH. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Century-Long Evolution of the U.S. Army Helmet," 27 June 2019 Doctors at the Escondido hospital pronounced him dead from blunt trauma at 7:43 a.m. The impact of the crash demolished the car. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Escondido man, 20, identified as victim in single-car fatal crash," 26 June 2019 According to the state pathologist, the likely cause of death was blunt trauma to her head and neck, per the newspaper. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "After girl's death, teen boys become youngest ever convicted of murder in Ireland's history," 20 June 2019

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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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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