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traumatic (adj) shocking and upsetting.
A traumatic event is a shocking and unpleasant event that you cannot forget for a long time. A traumatic injury Is a very painful injury that takes a lot of time to heal.
- Her divorce soon after marriage was very traumatic. The shocking memory of separation soon after marriage, the dissolution of all dreams of a happy married life troubled her for a long time.
- His injuries resulting from the accident were very traumatic. They caused not only a lot of suffering but did not show signs of healing early.