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Definition of shell-shocked adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shell-shocked

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  1. 1shocked, confused, or anxious because of a difficult situation, and unable to think or act normally I felt completely shell-shocked after I heard the news.
  2. 2 (old-fashioned) suffering from shell shock compare combat fatigue
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