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English definition of “compassion fatigue”

compassion fatigue

noun [U] uk   us  
the situation in which people stop thinking or worrying about a problem that is affecting a lot of people and stop giving money to them because the problem has continued for too longUnwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of compassion fatigue from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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