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shell shock

noun
  1. battle fatigue.
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Origin of shell shock

First recorded in 1915–20
Related formsshell-shocked, shell·shocked, adjective
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shell-shocked

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

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

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