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Origin of shell shock

First recorded in 1915–20

OTHER WORDS FROM shell shock

shell-shocked, shell·shocked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shell shock

shell shock

noun

loss of sight, memory, etc, resulting from psychological strain during prolonged engagement in warfareAlso called: combat neurosis
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Medical definitions for shell shock

shell shock

n.

combat fatigue
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