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burnoutnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbɜrnˌɑʊt/
the ​state of having no ​energy or ​enthusiasm because of ​working too hard, or someone who ​shows the ​effects of this ​state: [U] We have ​found there is much more burnout and ​sickness among those who don't get ​help. [C] The ​drummerwalked in ​looking like a ​rock and ​roll burnout.
(Definition of burnout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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burnoutnoun [U]

( UK also burn-out) uk   us   /ˈbɜːnaʊt/
HR extreme tiredness or a ​feeling of not being able to ​work any more, caused by ​working too hard: Long and ​unpredictableworkhours have ​led to burnout and frustration.
(Definition of burnout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burnout”
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, (火)烧尽…
in Turkish için için yanarak sönmek, yavaş yavaş sönmek…
in Russian угасать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, (火)燒盡…
in Polish wypalać się…
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