flooding

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flooding

  1. present participle of flood

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flooding (countable and uncountable, plural floodings)

  1. An act of flooding; a flood or gush.
    • 1875, Mark Twain, Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls
      And by the same token it was plain that there had also been a hundred and seventy-five floodings of the earth and depositings of limestone strata!
  2. (psychology, figuratively) Emotional overwhelm sometimes leading to a primal state of rage or panic.
  3. (psychology) A form of therapy that treats a phobia by suddenly exposing the patient to the object of the phobia, instead of approaching it gradually.

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