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implosion therapy

Definition:

a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

implosion therapies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

flooding

Definition references  (+images)

Random House Dictionary:

implosion therapy [psychiatry] | implosive therapy [synonym]

a form of behavior therapy involving intensive recollection and review of anxiety-producing situations or events in a patient's life in an attempt to ... (23 of 40 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/implosion-therapy

Wikipedia:

Flood

an overflow of water that submerges land which is normally dry. The European Union Floods Directive defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the... (45 of 3096 words, 14 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Flood

Collins Dictionary:

flooding | flood | floodlight [sense-specific] | surge [synonym, sense-specific] | overflow [synonym, sense-specific] | floodable [adjective, derived]

the submerging of land under water, especially due to heavy rain, a lake or river overflowing, etc | [pathology] excessive bleeding from the uterus, ... (23 of 769 words, 17 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/flooding

American Heritage Dictionary:

flood | flooded [past tense] | flooding [present participle] | floods [3rd-person singular present] | Flood [sense-specific]

An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. | A flood tide. | An abundant flow or outpouring | A floodlight, specifically a unit that ... (24 of 122 words, 9 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flood

Macmillan British Dictionary:

flooding [uncountable]

a situation in which water from a river or from rain covers large areas of land (16 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/flooding

Oxford Dictionary:

inundation | flooding [synonym, sense-specific]

an overwhelming abundance of people or things | flooding (8 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/inundation

Cambridge Dictionary:

flooding

when an area is covered with water, especially from rain (10 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flooding

Wiktionary:

flooding | floodings [plural]

Present participle of flood. | An act of flooding; a flood or gush. (12 of 14 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/flooding

Britannica Encyclopedia:

behaviour therapy

the application of experimentally derived principles of learning to the treatment of psychological disorders. The concept derives primarily from work ... (20 of 677 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/58694​/behaviour-therapy

Columbia Encyclopedia:

behavior therapy | behavior modification | behavior therapies

in psychology, treatment of human behavioral disorders through the reinforcement of acceptable behavior and suppression of undesirable behavior. The ... (19 of 145 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0806783​.html

Merriam-Webster:

behavior modification | behavioral therapy | behavior therapy

psychotherapy that is concerned with the treatment (as by desensitization or aversion therapy) of observable behaviors rather than underlying ... (19 of 58 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/behavior modification

New World Dictionary:

behavior therapy

therapy employing behavior modification (4 of 6 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/behavior-therapy

Encarta Dictionary:

flooding

the situation that results when land that is usually dry is covered with water as a result of a river overflowing or heavy rain (24 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 701706072​/definition​.html  [offline]

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