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A physical or emotional shock is called conmoción. This is also the word commotion or concussion in English. To be specific, if you are talking about a concussion of the head, this is called a conmoción cerebral.

A direct translation of the Spanish word into Engish is con meaning with and moción meaning motion. With motion. The word concussion in English means with violent shaking (from the Latin com + quatere).


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