shell shock

shell shock
Synonyms and related words:
accident neurosis, anaphylactic shock, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, association neurosis, battle fatigue, blast neurosis, combat fatigue, compensation neurosis, compulsion neurosis, conversion hysteria, conversion neurosis, expectation neurosis, fixation neurosis, fright neurosis, homosexual neurosis, hypochondria, hypochondriasis, hypoglycemic shock, hysteria, mental shock, neurogenic shock, neurosis, neuroticism, obsessional neurosis, occupational neurosis, pathoneurosis, phobia, protein shock, psychasthenia, psychoneurosis, psychoneurotic disorder, psychopathia martialis, regression neurosis, secondary shock, serum shock, shock, situational neurosis, surgical shock, thanatosis, trauma, traumatism, war neurosis, wound shock

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  • shell shock — shell′ shock n. psi mil battle fatigue • Etymology: 1915–20 shell′ shocked , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • shell shock — n. former term for COMBAT FATIGUE shellshocked [shel′shäkt΄] adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • shell shock — n [U] old fashioned a type of mental illness caused by the terrible experiences of fighting in a war or battle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shell shock — shell ,shock noun uncount a mental illness that affects soldiers who have fought in a war and makes them extremely nervous or confused …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shell shock — ► NOUN ▪ psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare …   English terms dictionary

  • shell shock — n. former term for COMBAT FATIGUE shellshocked [shel′shäkt΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • shell shock — noun a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare • Syn: ↑battle fatigue, ↑combat fatigue, ↑combat neurosis • Hypernyms: ↑posttraumatic stress disorder, ↑PTSD * * * noun : any of numerous psychoneurot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shell Shock — Infobox Film name = Shell Shock image size = caption = director = John Hayes producer = writer = narrator = starring = music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 1964 runtime = 84 min. country = U.S.A. language = English budget …   Wikipedia

  • shell shock — also shell shock N UNCOUNT Shell shock is the confused or nervous mental condition of people who have been under fire in a war. The men were suffering from shell shock …   English dictionary

  • shell shock — /ˈʃɛl ʃɒk/ (say shel shok) noun a range of nervous or mental disorders, characterised by a loss of self command, or of memory, speech, sight, etc., brought on by the cumulative strain of war and associated primarily with World War I. {initially… …  

  • shell-shock — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: shell shock : to affect with shell shock were gassed and wounded and shell shocked …   Useful english dictionary

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