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nervous exhaustion

extreme mental and physical fatigue caused by excessive emotional stress; neurasthenia.
Also called nervous prostration.
Origin of nervous exhaustion
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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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