combat fatigue
noun Date: 1943 post-traumatic stress disorder under wartime conditions (as combat) that cause intense stress — called also battle fatigue, shell shock

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  • combat fatigue — n. a psychoneurotic condition characterized by anxiety, irritability, depression, etc., often occurring after prolonged combat in warfare * * * ▪ psychology also called  battle fatigue,  or  shell shock,         a neurotic disorder caused by the… …   Universalium

  • combat fatigue — n [U] a type of mental illness caused by the terrible experiences of fighting in a war or battle →↑post traumatic stress disorder ▪ These treatment methods enabled 80 percent of combat fatigue affected troops to return to duty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • combat fatigue — n. a psychoneurotic condition characterized by anxiety, irritability, depression, etc., often occurring after prolonged combat in warfare …   English World dictionary

  • combat fatigue — noun a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare • Syn: ↑battle fatigue, ↑combat neurosis, ↑shell shock • Hypernyms: ↑posttraumatic stress disorder, ↑PTSD * * * noun [noncount] : ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • combat fatigue —    an unwillingness or inability to continue fighting    Not just weariness from broken nights, poor shelter, irregular food, unchanged clothing, lice, ulcers, and the other discomforts of active service but a reaction to prolonged exposure to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • combat fatigue — combat fa,tigue noun uncount a mental illness caused by a reaction to fighting in a war …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • combat fatigue — com·bat fatigue käm .bat n post traumatic stress disorder occurring under wartime conditions (as combat) that cause intense stress called also battle fatigue, shell shock, war neurosis …   Medical dictionary

  • combat fatigue — battle fatigue, traumatic condition suffered by soldiers who have been in combat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • combat fatigue — com′bat fatigue n. psi battle fatigue • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • combat fatigue — noun 1》 more recent term for shell shock. 2》 (combat fatigues) uniform worn by soldiers in combat …   English new terms dictionary

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