empty-nest syndrome[emp′tē nest′]
empty-nest syndrome definition by Webster's New World
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a form of mental depression said to be caused in women by the loss felt when their children grow up and leave home
empty-nest syndrome definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A feeling of depression experienced by some parents after their children have grown and left home.