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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Suffering from shell shock.
  • adj. Stunned, distressed, or exhausted from a prolonged trauma or an unexpected difficulty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Stunned or mentally unbalanced by prolonged stress such as experienced in combat or under fire (shell-fire); suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • adj. Confused as a result of a traumatic experience.

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