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shell-shocked

adjective uk   /ˈʃel.ʃɒkt/  us   /ʃɑːkt/
suffering from shell shock: I was treating shell-shocked soldiers. extremely tired and nervous or frightened, especially after an unpleasant and unexpected event, or extremely surprised: After the crash, the passengers were shell-shocked but there were no serious injuries. They were shell-shocked by the news.
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