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Noun: flooding  flú-ding
  1. A technique used in behaviour therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
    - implosion therapy
Verb: flood  flúd
  1. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    "The images flooded his mind";
    - deluge, inundate, swamp
     
  2. Cover with liquid, usually water
    "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
     
  3. Supply with an excess of
    "flood the market with tennis shoes";
    - oversupply, glut
     
  4. Become filled to overflowing
    "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

Derived forms: floodings

See also: flood in, flood out

Type of: behavior modification [US], behavior therapy [US], behaviour therapy [Brit, Cdn], cover, fill, fill up, furnish, make full, provide, render, spread over, supply

Encyclopedia: Flooding

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