nervous exhaustion

noun
extreme mental and physical fatigue caused by excessive emotional stress; neurasthenia.
Also called nervous prostration.


Origin:
1925–30

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nervous exhaustion

noun
an emotional disorder that leaves you exhausted and unable to work 
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Example sentences
Weariness from labor or exertion, nervous exhaustion, temporary loss of power to respond.
It restores tone to the nervous system, and cures nervous exhaustion and prostration.
Pneumonia is believed to have set in, and nervous exhaustion makes his condition more serious.
Nervous exhaustion is met by recourse to all kinds of stimulation.
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