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concussion

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1 a forceful coming together of two things
  • the concussion of the two football players sent them both to the ground

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2 the violent coming together of two bodies into destructive contact
  • the theory that such a concussion, by a giant asteroid or comet millions of years ago, led to the extinction of the dinosaurs

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impact, collision, shock, concussion mean a forceful, even violent contact between two or more things. impact may be used to imply contact between two things, at least one of which is impelled toward the other. the glass shattered on impact with the floor collision implies the coming together of two or more things with such force that both or all are damaged or their progress is severely impeded. the collision damaged the vehicle shock often denotes the effect produced by a collision and carries the suggestion of something that strikes or hits with force. the shock of falling rocks concussion when not in technical use, often suggests the shattering, disrupting, or weakening effects of a collision, explosion, or blow. bystanders felt the concussion of the blast

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