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noun     flashback pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a very clear memory of something unpleasant or painful that happened in the past
    1. a.
      a sudden very clear memory of something that you experienced while under the influence of a drug

      an LSD flashback

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] cinema, literature a part of a book, film, or play that tells you what happened during an earlier time


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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