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English definition of “brain drain”

brain drain

noun [S]
 
 
HR, POLITICS a situation in which large numbers of educated and skilled people leave their own country or area to live and work in another one where they can earn more money or conditions are better: There are fears that cuts in science funding could lead to a brain drain to the US. Faced with a brain drain, the aerospace industry is thinking of creative ways to attract and keep talent.
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