blunt trauma

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Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs/RTAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants

blunt trauma

Molecular Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants. Cf Penetrating trauma.

blunt trauma

A wound in which the surface of the skin remains intact, caused by impact or collision with a blunt object, e.g., an automobile fender.
Synonym: nonpenetrating wound
See also: trauma
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You shall all go and help me, and when we come back we will have bread and milk for breakfast, and make it up at dinnertime.
We were to start before old Sol got in his heavy work, but we haven't had breakfast yet.
As we sat at a late breakfast in the hotel at Allerheiligen, next morning, these young people and took places near us without observing us; but presently they saw us and at once bowed and smiled; not ceremoniously, but with the gratified look of people who have found acquaintances where they were expecting strangers.
Impatient in this situation to be doing something that might lead to her sister's relief, Elinor resolved to write the next morning to her mother, and hoped by awakening her fears for the health of Marianne, to procure those inquiries which had been so long delayed; and she was still more eagerly bent on this measure by perceiving after breakfast on the morrow, that Marianne was again writing to Willoughby, for she could not suppose it to be to any other person.
The whole conversation ran on the breakfast, which one and all abused roundly.
When Colin was on his sofa and the breakfast for two was put upon the table he made an announcement to the nurse in his most Rajah-like manner.
When I got back to my breakfast in the Boar's coffee-room, I found Mr.
Yes, sir," said Godfrey, "I've had my breakfast, but I was waiting to speak to you.
The editor was at breakfast in a large, sad apartment.
The three friends ordered breakfast, and went into a room in which the host said they would not be disturbed.
I then recollected you gave a breakfast this morning, and here I am.
When breakfast was over they were joined by the sisters; and Elizabeth began to like them herself, when she saw how much affection and solicitude they showed for Jane.