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flooding

[ fluhd-ing ]
/ ˈflʌd ɪŋ /
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noun

a form of psychotherapy in which the patient receives abrupt and intense, rather than gradual, exposure to a fear-producing situation.

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Origin of flooding

1665–75, for sense “flood”; see flood + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for flooding

flooding
/ (ˈflʌdɪŋ) /

noun

the submerging of land under water, esp due to heavy rain, a lake or river overflowing, etc
pathol excessive bleeding from the uterus, as following childbirth
psychol a method of eliminating anxiety in a given situation, by exposing a person to the situation until the anxiety subsides
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Medical definitions for flooding

flooding
[ flŭdĭng ]

n.

A form of desensitization used in behavior therapy in which the patient imagines or is actually exposed to anxiety-producing stimuli.
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