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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concussion  \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. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concussion 
  n  1:  injury  to  the  brain  caused  by  a  blow;  usually  resulting  in 
  loss  of  consciousness 
  2:  any  violent  blow  or  collision  [syn:  {shock}] 




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