empty nest syndrome Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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empty nest syndromenoun [U]

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the sad feelings that parents have when their children grow up and leave home: The last of her children had recently moved out and she was suffering from empty nest syndrome.
Translations of “empty nest syndrome”
in Chinese (Traditional) 空巢症候群(指父母因子女長大離家而鬱鬱寡歡)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空巢综合症(指父母因子女长大离家而郁郁寡欢)…
(Definition of empty nest syndrome from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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