Definition of combat fatigue in English:

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combat fatigue


1Psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare, especially being under bombardment.
Example sentences
  • Fewer than half the raiders returned - malnutrition, combat fatigue, disease, death and wounds had thinned their ranks.
  • Overcoming this kind of fear is often more difficult than dealing with the combat fatigue itself.
  • Veterans from World War II and Korea who had trouble readjusting to civilian life were said to suffer from combat fatigue or, euphemistically, ‘nerves.’
2 (combat fatigues) A uniform of a type to be worn into combat.
Example sentences
  • We are having a couple of Marines come in the collect the toys from the boys in their dress uniforms and combat fatigues.
  • They were decked out in their combat fatigues and they lined up by the casket.
  • I should have known when the two hosts were dressed in combat fatigues.

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Syllabification: com·bat fa·tigue

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