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  1. triggeringnoun

    action of the verb to trigger

  2. triggeringnoun

    the initiation of an action

  3. triggeringadjective

    that triggers or initiates


  1. triggering

    A trauma trigger is a psychological stimulus that prompts involuntary recall of a previous traumatic experience. The stimulus itself need not be frightening or traumatic and may be only indirectly or superficially reminiscent of an earlier traumatic incident, such as a scent or a piece of clothing. Triggers can be subtle, individual, and difficult for others to predict. A trauma trigger may also be called a trauma stimulus, a trauma stressor or a trauma reminder.The process of connecting a traumatic experience to a trauma trigger is called traumatic coupling. When trauma is "triggered", the involuntary response goes far beyond feeling uncomfortable and can feel overwhelming and uncontrollable, such as a panic attack, a flashback, or a strong impulse to flee to a safe place. Avoiding a trauma trigger, and therefore the potentially extreme reaction it provokes, is a common behavioral symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a treatable and usually temporary condition in which people sometimes experience overwhelming emotional or physical symptoms when something reminds them of, or "triggers" the memory of, a traumatic event. Long-term avoidance of triggers increases the likelihood that the affected person will develop a disabling level of PTSD. Identifying and addressing trauma triggers is an important part of treating PTSD.A trigger warning is a message presented to an audience about the contents of a piece of media, to warn them that it contains potentially distressing content. A more generic term, which is not directly focused on PTSD, is content warning.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of triggering in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of triggering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of triggering in a Sentence

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    That’s exactly why Congress wants to impose it, triggering it only if Iran doesn’t agree to give up its nukes.

  2. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality... the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

  3. Maria Bruno:

    You just want to be careful not to bump yourself into a higher marginal bracket, and if you are on Medicare, you’ll want to avoid triggering the high-income premium surcharges.

  4. Rudy Tanzi:

    I like to say the amyloid is like the match, and the tangles are like brush fires that propagate and spread over decades, and along the way you're triggering big forest fires, that's neuroinflammation.

  5. Yujiro Goto:

    The weekend comment from Draghi was a bit more balanced and neutral than before, which is triggering some short-covering in the euro.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. obnoxious
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