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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
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
Then concussion, rapine, pilleries,
Concussion fuse (Mil.), one that
is ignited by the concussion of the shell when it
Their catalogue of accusations fill.
Syn. -- See Shock.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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