concussion definition

  • noun:
    • A violent jarring; a shock. See Synonyms at collision.
    • An injury to an organ, particularly the brain, generated by a violent blow and followed by a temporary or extended reduced function.
    • a violent collision or surprise
    • an accident to part of the human anatomy, more than anything else the mind, brought on by a violent blow, followed closely by loss in purpose
    • A shaking or agitation; a shock; due to the collision of two-bodies.
    • an ailment of decreased practical task, without visible architectural modification, manufactured in an organ by a shock, as by autumn or blow.
    • The unlawful forcing of some other by threats of violence to yield up some thing of worth.
    • The act of shaking or agitating, especially because of the stroke or impact of some other human body.
    • hawaii to be shaken; the shock occasioned by two-bodies coming suddenly and violently into collision; surprise; agitation.
    • In surgery, injury sustained because of the brain or other viscera, since from a fall, a blow, etc.
    • In civil-law, the act of extorting cash or something like that of value by violence or threats of violence; extortion.
    • problems for the mind brought on by a blow; frequently resulting in loss in consciousness
    • any violent blow

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