combat fatigue

noun
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of combat fatigue

: post-traumatic stress disorder occurring under wartime conditions (such as combat) that cause intense stress : battle fatigue : shell shock
  • Nearly a half-million American soldiers were battle casualties during the fighting in Europe; by 1945 another 111,000 neuropsychiatric cases—then usually called combat fatigue—had been treated.
  • —Roger J. Spiller
  • The psychological strain he continues to endure has had many names over the years. In World War I, it was shell shock. In World War II, it was combat fatigue
  • —Steven Lee Meyers

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1943

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combat fatigue

noun com·bat fatigue \ ˈkäm-ˌbat- \

medical Definition of combat fatigue

: post-traumatic stress disorder occurring under wartime conditions (as combat) that cause intense stress called also battle fatigue, shell shock, war neurosis

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