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"post-traumatic stress disorder" in British English

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post-traumatic stress disordernoun [U]

uk   /ˌpəʊst.trɔːˌmæt.ɪkˈstres.dɪˌsɔː.dər/  us   /ˌpoʊst.trɑːˌmæt̬.ɪkˈstres.dɪˌsɔːr.dɚ/ (abbreviation PTSD) specialized
a ​mentalcondition in which a ​personsufferssevere anxiety and depression after a very ​frightening or ​shockingexperience, such as an ​accident or a ​war
(Definition of post-traumatic stress disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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post-traumatic stress disordernoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈpoʊst·trɔˈmæt·ɪk ˈstres dɪsˌɔrdər, ˈpoʊs-, -traʊ-/ (abbreviation PTSD) medical
a ​mentalcondition in which a ​personsufferssevereanxiety and ​illness after a very ​frightening or ​shockingexperience, such as a ​war or an ​accident
(Definition of post-traumatic stress disorder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “post-traumatic stress disorder”
in Chinese (Simplified) 创伤后应激障碍…
in Chinese (Traditional) 創傷後壓力症候群…
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