con·​cussed kən-ˈkəst How to pronounce concussed (audio)
: suffering the effects of a hard blow to the head : affected with a concussion
Despite the recent effort to improve recognition of a concussed player and remove him from the game, the diagnosis might be missed after a fight.Michael J. Stuart et al.
"And that complete cow Pansy Parkinson," said Hermione viciously. "How she got to be a prefect when she's thicker than a concussed troll …"J. K. Rowling
Did it seem like the action of a dazed, concussed man, no longer master of his thoughts, to select those things, pack a bag, conceal the hospital clothes, and walk out of here?Brian Moore

Examples of concussed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fitzpatrick, now 57, tried to power the bike down but could not and was thrown from the bike and left concussed and briefly unconscious despite wearing a helmet, a lawsuit filed last year in Orange County claims. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 The concussed Savard played only 32 more games before he was forced to call it quits., 27 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of concussed was in 1879

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“Concussed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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