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English definition of “compassion fatigue”

compassion fatigue

noun [U]    
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 long Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of compassion fatigue noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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