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Pronunciation:  kun'kushun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any violent blow
  2. [n]  injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness

CONCUSSION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: accidental injury, blow, bump, injury



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*cus"sion\, n. [L. concussio, fr. concutere,
concussum, to shake violenty; con- + quatere to shake. See
{Cashier}, {Quash}.]
1. A shaking or agitation; a shock; caused by the collision
   of two bodies.

         It is believed that great ringing of bells, in
         populous cities, hath dissipated pestilent air;
         which may be from the concussion of the air.

2. (Med.) A condition of lowered functional activity, without
   visible structural change, produced in an organ by a
   shock, as by fall or blow; as, a concussion of the brain.

3. (Civil Law) The unlawful forcing of another by threats of
   violence to yield up something of value.

         Then concussion, rapine, pilleries, Their catalogue
         of accusations fill.                  --Daniel.

{Concussion fuse} (Mil.), one that is ignited by the
   concussion of the shell when it strikes.

Syn: See {Shock}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Temporary disturbances of brain function due to a blow or fall.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a concussion, suggests that you are not utilizing your fullest potential. You need to be more responsive to others, instead of just sitting back and waiting for things to happen.
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