battle fatigue: Meaning and Definition of

bat'tle fatigue"

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— Psychiatry. Psychiatry.
  1. a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active combat, characterized by excessive autonomic arousal, psychic numbing, and persistent reliving of traumatic experiences. Also called
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