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concussion

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Synonyms and Antonyms of concussion

  1. 1 a forceful coming together of two things the concussion of the airliner slamming into the skyscraper was felt for several blocks in all directions Synonyms of concussion bump, collision, impact, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallopWords Related to concussion blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch

  2. 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 Synonyms of concussion collision, crash, crack-up, smash, smashup, wreckWords Related to concussion accident, pileup; demolishment, destruction, ruin

Synonym Discussion of concussion

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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