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adjustment disordernoun [C or U]

uk   /əˈdʒʌst.mənt dɪˌsɔː.dər/  us   /əˈdʒʌst.mənt dɪˌsɔːr.dɚ/ specialized
a condition in which someone feels sad and hopeless as a result of a stressful event: Many of the symptoms in an adjustment disorder overlap with those of a diagnosis of major depression.
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