Meaning of “shell shock” in the English Dictionary

"shell shock" in British English

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shell shocknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃel ˌʃɒk/ us /ˈʃel ˌʃɑːk/

mental illness caused by experiences of war:

He said many of the men who were shot for cowardice were in fact suffering from shell shock.

(Definition of “shell shock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shell shock" in American English

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mental illness caused by experiences of war

shell-shocked
adjective

(Definition of “shell shock” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)