nervous breakdown Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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nervous breakdownnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​period of ​mentalillness, usually without a ​physicalcause, that ​results in anxiety, ​difficulty in ​sleeping and ​thinkingclearly, a ​loss of ​confidence and ​hope, and a ​feeling of ​greatsadness: He suffered a ​nervousbreakdown in his ​twenties.
(Definition of nervous breakdown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nervous breakdownnoun [C]

 us   /ˈnɜr·vəs ˈbreɪkˌdɑʊn/
an ​illness that ​causes a ​person to ​suffer from ​anxiety and to have ​difficultyliving and ​working as ​usual
(Definition of nervous breakdown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nervous breakdown”
in Chinese (Simplified) 神经失常, 神经衰弱…
in Turkish sinir krizi…
in Russian нервный срыв…
in Chinese (Traditional) 神經失常, 神經衰弱…
in Polish załamanie nerwowe…
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