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walling

walling  n.— «NBC Nightly News noted that the memos provide “the fullest description yet of the techniques used by the CIA on roughly 30 detainees,” including “slapping, sleep deprivation, stress positions, nudity...

360-365 combat

360-365 combat  n.— «Soldiers call the war “360-365 Combat” meaning that not only infantry, but all soldiers, are constantly under combat conditions while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. This produces enormous stress...

sprung floor

sprung floor  n.— «One of the cooler aspects of this new auxiliary gym is it has what’s called a “sprung floor,” which helps takes the stress off of people’s legs while they’re here playing basketball or volleyball...

flake

flake  n.— «Krone’s BP-12130 4 × 4 big square baler has standard features found on other models in the company’s Big Pack line. Its V.F.S. prechamber reduces stress loads and improves bale flake density.» —“Hay Tools For...

nature deficit disorder

nature deficit disorder  n.— «The increased activism has been partly inspired by a best-selling book, “Last Child in the Woods,” and its author, Richard Louv. Coining the term “nature deficit disorder,” Louv has...

amygdala hijack

amygdala hijack  n.— «How we deal with stress, challenge and conflict has roots deep in human evolution. The problem: In times of great stress or crisis, our limbic brains literally take over the rest of the brain. In the emotional...