shell-shocked Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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shell-shockedadjective

uk   /ˈʃel.ʃɒkt/  us   /ʃɑːkt/
suffering from ​shellshock: I was ​treating shell-shocked ​soldiers. extremelytired and ​nervous or ​frightened, ​especially after an ​unpleasant and ​unexpectedevent, or ​extremelysurprised: After the ​crash, the ​passengers were shell-shocked but there were no ​seriousinjuries. They were shell-shocked by the ​news.
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