battle fatigue

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noun Psychiatry.
  1. a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active combat, characterized by excessive autonomic arousal, psychic numbing, and persistent reliving of traumatic experiences.

Origin of battle fatigue

First recorded in 1940–45
Related formsbat·tle-fa·tigued, adjective
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Related Words for battle fatigue

PTSD

British Dictionary definitions for battle fatigue

battle fatigue

noun
  1. psychol a type of mental disorder, characterized by anxiety, depression, and loss of motivation, caused by the stress of active warfareAlso called: combat fatigue See also shell shock
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battle fatigue in Medicine

battle fatigue

n.
  1. combat fatigue
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