brain drain

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of brain drain

: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.

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First Known Use of brain drain

1960


BRAIN DRAIN Defined for English Language Learners

brain drain

noun

Definition of brain drain for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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