empty nest syndrome Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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empty nest syndromenoun [U]

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the sad feelings that parents have when their children grow up and leave home: The last of her children had recently moved out and she was suffering from empty nest syndrome.
Translations of “empty nest syndrome”
in Chinese (Traditional) 空巢症候群(指父母因子女長大離家而鬱鬱寡歡)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空巢综合症(指父母因子女长大离家而郁郁寡欢)…
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