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brain drain

noun

Simple Definition of brain drain

  • : a situation in which many educated or professional people leave a particular place or profession and move to another one that gives them better pay or living conditions

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brain drain

  1. :  the departure of educated or professional people from one country, economic sector, or field for another usually for better pay or living conditions

Examples of brain drain in a sentence

  1. Nothing has been done to stop the brain drain as more and more doctors move away from the area.



1963

First Known Use of brain drain

1963


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