Definition of brain drain in English:

brain drain

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[in singular] informal
  • The emigration of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country: a leading British team of chemists has joined the brain drain to the United States
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    • If you are thinking of joining the brain drain and hopping the ditch, then these changes will directly influence the wages and conditions you get over there.
    • This has caused many scientists to emigrate, and the brain drain has helped maintain relations with leading scientific institutions.
    • No one was surprised when he joined the brain drain to take up a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota with Dr Earl Wood, a leading heart physiologist.

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