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English noun: whiplash

1. whiplash (state) an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)

Synonymswhiplash injury

Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

2. whiplash (act) a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

SamplesThe whip raised a red welt.

Synonymslash, whip

Broader (hypernym)blow

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