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combat fatigue

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Definition of combat fatigue in English:

noun

1 more recent term for shell shock.
Example sentences
  • The combat fatigue syndrome, which was expected to vanish with the passage of time, has proved to be chronic, if not irreversible in certain of its victims.
2 (combat fatigues) Combat dress.
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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