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nervous exhaustion

noun

  1. extreme mental and physical fatigue caused by excessive emotional stress; neurasthenia.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nervous exhaustion1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Example Sentences

Four-legged PTSD is manifested in behavior like nervous exhaustion, distress, confusion, or forgetting routine commands.

It crowds the hours, and accumulates until often discouragement and nervous exhaustion follow.

Behind the counter, with the advance of the day, the place became an inferno of nervous exhaustion and exasperation.

Usually people suffer most from seasickness who come aboard weary from over-work or nervous exhaustion.

It is one that has suffered from much misapprehension, chiefly through the use of the term nervous exhaustion.

This interference with meal-times is a fruitful source of nervous exhaustion and breakdown.

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