battle fatigue

battle fatigue
'battle fa.tigue
n [U] old-fashioned
a type of mental illness caused by the frightening experiences of war, in which someone feels very anxious and upset

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  • battle fatigue — n. COMBAT FATIGUE …   English World dictionary

  • battle fatigue — (izg. bȅtl fatȉg) m DEFINICIJA med. psih. sindrom opće iscrpljenosti vojnika i nekarakteristična neurotska slika kao posljedica ratnih napora ili ranjavanja ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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

  • battle fatigue —    the inability to continue fighting    Not just tiredness from missed sleep or overexertion:     ... wondering suddenly how much guilty truth and how much honest battle fatigue there had been. (Price, 1979 an officer had admitted being a… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • battle fatigue — battle fatigued, adj. Psychiatry. a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active combat, characterized by excessive autonomic arousal, psychic numbing, and persistent reliving of traumatic experiences. Also called… …   Universalium

  • battle fatigue — battle fa,tigue noun uncount OLD FASHIONED COMBAT FATIGUE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • battle fatigue — noun A psychiatric condition characterized by fatigue caused by battle. Syn: shellshock, PTSD, combat fatigue …   Wiktionary

  • Battle fatigue — The World War II name for what is known today as post traumatic stress, this is a psychological disorder that develops in some individuals who have had major traumatic experiences (and, for example, have been in a serious accident or through a… …   Medical dictionary

  • battle fatigue — noun Date: 1944 combat fatigue • battle fatigued adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • battle fatigue — bat′tle fatigue n. psi a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active and usu. prolonged combat Also called combat fatigue • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

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