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nervous breakdown

noun

Simple Definition of nervous breakdown

  • : a sudden failure of mental health that makes someone unable to live normally

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nervous breakdown

  1. :  an attack of mental or emotional disorder especially when of sufficient severity to require hospitalization

Examples of nervous breakdown in a sentence

  1. She had a nervous breakdown shortly after her sister's death.

  2. He is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.



1905

First Known Use of nervous breakdown

1905


Medical Dictionary

nervous breakdown

noun

Medical Definition of nervous breakdown

  1. :  an attack of mental or emotional disorder especially when of sufficient severity to require hospitalization





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