- battle fatigue
- the inability to continue fightingNot just tiredness from missed sleep or overexertion:... wondering suddenly how much guilty truth and how much honest battle fatigue there had been. (Price, 1979 — an officer had admitted being a coward)In wartime it is difficult to distinguish between psychological illness, idleness, and cowardice.
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battle fatigue — n. COMBAT FATIGUE … English World dictionary
battle fatigue — (izg. bȅtl fatȉg) m DEFINICIJA med. psih. sindrom opće iscrpljenosti vojnika i nekarakteristična neurotska slika kao posljedica ratnih napora ili ranjavanja ETIMOLOGIJA engl … Hrvatski jezični portal
battle fatigue — noun a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare • Syn: ↑combat fatigue, ↑combat neurosis, ↑shell shock • Hypernyms: ↑posttraumatic stress disorder, ↑PTSD * * * noun [noncount] : a mental illness that is caused by the experiences of … Useful english dictionary
battle fatigue — battle fatigued, adj. Psychiatry. a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active combat, characterized by excessive autonomic arousal, psychic numbing, and persistent reliving of traumatic experiences. Also called… … Universalium
battle fatigue — battle fa,tigue noun uncount OLD FASHIONED COMBAT FATIGUE … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
battle fatigue — battle fa.tigue n [U] old fashioned a type of mental illness caused by the frightening experiences of war, in which someone feels very anxious and upset … Dictionary of contemporary English
battle fatigue — noun A psychiatric condition characterized by fatigue caused by battle. Syn: shellshock, PTSD, combat fatigue … Wiktionary
Battle fatigue — The World War II name for what is known today as post traumatic stress, this is a psychological disorder that develops in some individuals who have had major traumatic experiences (and, for example, have been in a serious accident or through a… … Medical dictionary
battle fatigue — noun Date: 1944 combat fatigue • battle fatigued adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
battle fatigue — bat′tle fatigue n. psi a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active and usu. prolonged combat Also called combat fatigue • Etymology: 1940–45 … From formal English to slang