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shell shock

noun
Origin of shell shock
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
shell-shocked, shellshocked, adjective
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  • Bereavement was a widespread problem during and after the war, often precipitating cases of shell shock and civilian illness.
  • Originally when he moved down here, it was sort of shell shock to him.
British Dictionary definitions for shell shock

shell shock

noun
1.
loss of sight, memory, etc, resulting from psychological strain during prolonged engagement in warfare Also called combat neurosis
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shell shock in Medicine

shell shock n.
See war neurosis.

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