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battered woman syndrome

noun

Definition of battered woman syndrome

  1. :  the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate —called also battered woman's syndrome, battered wife syndrome, battered women's syndrome



1984

First Known Use of battered woman syndrome

1984


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noun battered wom·an syndrome \-ˈwu̇-mən-, -ˈwō-, -ˈwə-\

Medical Definition of battered woman syndrome

  1. :  the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate—called also battered wife syndrome, battered women's syndrome



Variants of battered woman syndrome

also battered wom·an's syndrome \-mənz-\play

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