empty–nest syndrome

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noun emp·ty–nest syndrome \ˌem(p)-tē-ˈnest-\

Definition of empty–nest syndrome

  1. :  an emotional letdown often experienced by an empty nester

First Known Use of empty–nest syndrome

1965


Medical Dictionary

empty–nest syndrome

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noun emp·ty–nest syndrome \ˈem(p)-tē-ˈnest-\
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empty nest syndrome

Medical Definition of empty–nest syndrome

  1. :  a feeling of prolonged sadness, loss, or emptiness that is often experienced by a parent whose children have grown up and moved away from home


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