post-traumatic stress syndrome

noun

Definition of post-traumatic stress syndrome

medical
:a mental condition that can affect a person who has had a very shocking or difficult experience (such as fighting in a war) and that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

post-traumatic play
  1. : occurring after or as a result of trauma

stress play
  1. : constraining force or influence: such as

  2. : a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part

  3. : the deformation caused in a body by such a force

  1. : to subject to physical or psychological stress

  2. : to subject to phonetic stress : accent

  3. : to lay stress on : emphasize

syndrome play
  1. : a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition

  2. : a set of concurrent things (such as emotions or actions) that usually form an identifiable pattern


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