Definition of concussion
1a : a stunning, damaging, or shattering effect from a hard blow; especially : a jarring injury of the brain resulting in disturbance of cerebral function The football player suffered a concussion.b : a hard blow or collision
concussiveplay \-ˈkə-siv\ adjective
Examples of concussion in a sentence
She suffered a severe concussion after falling on the ice.
He went to hospital with concussion.
Origin and Etymology of concussion
Middle English concussioun, from Latin concussion-, concussio, from concutere to shake violently, from com- + quatere to shake
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of concussion
CONCUSSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of concussion for English Language Learners
: an injury to the brain that is caused by something hitting the head very hard ( US ) ( Brit )
CONCUSSION Defined for Kids
Definition of concussion for Students
: injury to the brain caused by a hard hit on the head
Medical Definition of concussion
1: a hard blow or collision
2: a condition resulting from the stunning, damaging, or shattering effects of a hard blow; especially : a jarring injury of the brain resulting in disturbance of cerebral function and sometimes marked by permanent damage
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