flashback

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flash +‎ back

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  • IPA(key): /ˈflæʃbæk/
  • Hyphenation: flash‧back

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flashback (plural flashbacks)

  1. a dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative
  2. (psychology) a vivid mental image of a past trauma, especially one that recurs
  3. a similar recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug
  4. the condition of the flame propagating down the hose of an oxy-fuel welding system

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