nervous breakdown

noun

Definition of nervous breakdown

  1. :  an attack of mental or emotional disorder especially when of sufficient severity to require hospitalization

Examples of nervous breakdown in a Sentence

  1. She had a nervous breakdown shortly after her sister's death.

  2. He is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

First Known Use of nervous breakdown

1870


NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

nervous breakdown

noun

Definition of nervous breakdown for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden failure of mental health that makes someone unable to live normally


Medical Dictionary

nervous breakdown

noun

Medical Definition of nervous breakdown

  1. :  an attack of mental or emotional disorder especially when of sufficient severity to require hospitalization



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