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  1. bursting(Adjective)

    Urgently needing to urinate.

  2. bursting(Verb)

    present participle of burst

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bursting

    of Burst


  1. Bursting

    Bursting is an extremely diverse general phenomenon of the activation patterns of neurons in the central nervous system and spinal cord where periods of rapid spiking are followed by quiescent, silent, periods. Bursting is thought to be important in the operation of robust central pattern generators, the transmission of neural codes, and some neuropathologies such as epilepsy. The study of bursting both directly and in how it takes part in other neural phenomena has been very popular since the beginnings of cellular neuroscience and is closely tied to the fields of neural synchronization, neural coding, plasticity, and attention. Observed bursts are named by the number of discrete action potentials they are composed of: a doublet is a two-spike burst, a triplet three and a quadruplet four. Neurons that are intrinsically prone to bursting behavior are referred to as bursters and this tendency to burst may be a product of the environment or the phenotype of the cell.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bursting

    The simplest method of bursting open strong gates is, to explode a bag of gunpowder containing 50 or 60 pounds suspended near the middle of the gate upon a nail or gimlet, by means of a small piece of port-fire inserted at the bottom, and well secured with twine.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bursting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bursting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bursting in a Sentence

  1. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein:

    Burundi is at bursting point, on the very cusp of a civil war.

  2. John Green:

    Ther are so many people. It is easy to forget how full th world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistantly misimagined.

  3. Kristen Sorensen:

    After the first couple times, your brain connects to HAL, and I could see I was moving my legs Kristen Sorensen, it was just incredible -- my heart was just bursting.

  4. John Koenig:

    Another part of you is already an old man, looking back on things. Waiting at the door for his granddaughter who’s trying to make her way home for a visit. You are two people still separated by an ocean of time, part of you bursting to talk about what you saw, part of you longing to tell you what it means.

  5. Tom Jones:

    He was so good, they say never work with animals or children but he was a joy -- Im bursting with pride.

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