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Princeton's WordNet

  1. implosion therapy, floodingnoun

    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

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  1. floodingnoun

    An act of flooding; a flood or gush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flooding

    of Flood

  2. Floodingnoun

    the filling or covering with water or other fluid; overflow; inundation; the filling anything to excess

  3. Floodingnoun

    an abnormal or excessive discharge of blood from the uterus

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  1. Flooding

    Flooding is a form of behavior therapy based on the principles of respondent conditioning. It is sometimes referred to as exposure therapy or prolonged exposure therapy. As a psychotherapeutic technique, it is used to treat phobia and anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder. It works by exposing the patient to their painful memories, with the goal of reintegrating their repressed emotions with their current awareness. Flooding was invented by psychologist Thomas Stampfl in 1967. It still is used in behavior therapy today. Flooding is a psychotherapeutic method for overcoming phobias. This is a faster method of ridding fears when compared with systematic desensitization. In order to demonstrate the irrationality of the fear, a psychologist would put a person in a situation where they would face their phobia at its worst. Under controlled conditions and using psychologically-proven relaxation techniques, the subject attempts to replace their fear with relaxation. The experience can often be traumatic for a person, but may be necessary if the phobia is causing them significant life disturbances. The advantage to flooding is that it is quick and usually effective. There is, however, a possibility that a fear may spontaneously recur. This can be made less likely with systematic desensitization, another form of a classical condition procedure for the elimination of phobias.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flooding in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flooding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of flooding in a Sentence

  1. The Babin letter:

    ISIS (Islamic State) has repeatedly declared that they would infiltrate the refugee community that is leaving the Middle East and flooding into Europe. The November 13 attacks in Paris appear to have been a fulfillment of that threat.

  2. Elise Stefanik:

    The Biden administration's failure to secure our southern border puts every American’s security at risk, biden’s open border policies have been a complete disaster, causing the worst border crisis we’ve seen in over 20 years. As the number of encounters continues to rise, drugs and weapons are flooding across our southern border, and Democrats have turned their backs on our Border Patrol agents and law enforcement.

  3. Andrew Kolodny:

    Fentanyl is so deadly, in the geographic regions where it's been flooding in, deaths soared like we've never seen before.

  4. Christy Goldfuss:

    Stronger storms, worsening droughts, increased flooding, and longer wildfire seasons are putting our national parks and natural treasures at risk.

  5. The National Weather Service:

    Currently there are 21 million under a flood watch or warning from eastern Oklahoma up into Indiana. many of the rivers in these states have crested or (are) nearing crest and remain in moderate or major flood category. Many roads across this region are closed because of the flooding.

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