Shell-shock meaning

Shell shock is a state of depression, tiredness, stress, and other symptoms resulting from a time of trauma such as war combat.

An example of someone in shell shock is a person who is feeling depressed and shocked after seeing the horrors of war firsthand.

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Posttraumatic stress disorder resulting from wartime combat or similar situations, especially as experienced by combatants in World War I.
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Used other than as an idiom: see shell,"Ž shock.
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(figuratively) A stunning shock.
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(uncountable) A psychiatric condition characterized by fatigue caused by battle.
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A person with the condition.
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To stun or debilitate as by a shock.
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Alternative spelling of shell shock.
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Alternative spelling of shell shock.
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