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shell shock

noun [U] uk   us  
mental illness caused by experiences of war: He said many of the men who were shot for cowardice were in fact suffering from shell shock.
Translations of “shell shock”
in Chinese (Traditional) 炮彈休克,爆炸性精神異常, 震嚇癡呆症…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炮弹休克,爆炸性精神异常…
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