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 \kən-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.
Recent Examples of concussion from the Web
The incident left Nkumbi with a concussion, bump to the head and internal injuries, according to South Africa's News24.
But a compound previously used to enhance memory in mice may offer hope: Rodents who took it up to a month after a concussion had memory capabilities similar to those that had never been injured.
Hummel made it through the season relatively unscathed physically, save for a broken nose and concussion.
In addition to sudden cardiac arrest and Heads Up Blocking, the program covers concussion awareness and recognition, heat and hydration protocols, proper tackling fundamentals and equipment fitting.
Not incoincidentally, all four players have had concussion, or at least head trauma, scares in games over the past two years.
Oher still remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, and has for more than eight months.
In November, Oher visited the highly regarded concussion clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Kennedy had no known history of concussions during his NFL career.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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