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seasonal affective disordernoun [U]

uk   /ˌsiː.zən.əl.əˈfek.tɪv.dɪˌsɔː.dər/  us   /-ˌsɔːr.dɚ/ (abbreviation SAD)
a ​medicalcondition in which a ​person does not have much ​energy and ​enthusiasm during the ​winter because of the ​reducedperiod of ​naturallight
(Definition of seasonal affective disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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