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post-traumatic stress disorder

  

      n   a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience  
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npl.
a disorder of the hands skin characterized by roughness, dryness and sensitiveness
n.
1: marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections <captious critics> 2: calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument <a captious question>
n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation
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