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shell-shocked

or shell·shocked (shĕl′shŏkt′)
adj.
1. Suffering from shell shock.
2. Stunned, distressed, or exhausted from a prolonged trauma or an unexpected difficulty.
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shell-shocked

adj
1. (Psychiatry) suffering from shell shock
2. in a state of stunned confusion or shock; dazed
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Translations

shell-shocked

[ˈʃelʃɒkt] ADJque padece neurosis de guerra
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shell-shocked

[ˈʃɛlˌʃɒkt] adj
a. (soldier) → traumatizzato/a da un bombardamento
b. (stunned, dazed) → sotto shock
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