empty-nest syndrome

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

Definition of empty-nest syndrome 

: an emotional letdown often experienced by an empty nester

First Known Use of empty-nest syndrome

1965, in the meaning defined above

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empty-nest syndrome

noun
emp·ty-nest syndrome | \ˈem(p)-tē-ˈnest- \
variants: or empty nest syndrome

Medical Definition of empty-nest syndrome 

: 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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