shell shock

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noun


Nearby words

  1. shell gland,
  2. shell jacket,
  3. shell out,
  4. shell pink,
  5. shell program,
  6. shell star,
  7. shell steak,
  8. shell suit,
  9. shell-like,
  10. shell-shocked

Origin of shell shock

First recorded in 1915–20

Related formsshell-shocked, shell·shocked, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for shell-shocked

shell-shocked

adjective

suffering from shell shock
in a state of stunned confusion or shock; dazed

shell shock

noun

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

shell shock

n.

combat fatigue

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