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shell shock

noun
Origin of shell shock
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
Related forms
shell-shocked, shellshocked, adjective
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shell-shocked

adjective
1.
suffering from shell shock
2.
in a state of stunned confusion or shock; dazed

shell shock

noun
1.
loss of sight, memory, etc, resulting from psychological strain during prolonged engagement in warfare Also called combat neurosis
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shell-shocked in Medicine

shell shock n.
See war neurosis.

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