brain drain

noun

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


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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