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nervous breakdown

noun [C]  us   /ˈnɜr·vəs ˈbreɪkˌdɑʊn/
an illness that causes a person to suffer from anxiety and to have difficulty living and working as usual
Translations of “nervous breakdown”
in Chinese (Traditional) 神經失常, 神經衰弱…
in Russian нервный срыв…
in Turkish sinir krizi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 神经失常, 神经衰弱…
in Polish załamanie nerwowe…
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