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triggered

[ trig-erd ]
/ ˈtrɪg ərd /
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Definition of triggered

adjective
started, set in motion, or released by a specified thing or in a specified way: I saw an article online about obesity-triggered heart disease.When any of the cameras detects a motion, the LCD screen displays live video from the triggered camera.
fired or exploded by pulling a trigger or releasing a triggering device:One of the triggered missiles blew up in the second level of the building, injuring three people.
having an intense negative emotional reaction to something, usually something connected with past trauma or a bad experience: When a stressful social encounter makes me feel triggered and panicky, I try to distance myself from the situation.Consider using a triggered state, such as anger or anxiety, as a signal to yourself to pause and relax.
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Origin of triggered

OTHER WORDS FROM triggered

un·trig·gered, adjective
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