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burst

(berst),
A sudden increase in activity.

burst

to break suddenly while under tension or expansion.

burst

Biochemistry
An abrupt onset of a reaction.
 
Cardiology
See Burst pacing.
 
Gastroenterology
A series or cluster of phasic contractions of the GI tract of = 2 minutes, rarely associated with propagation but sometimes with tonic changes in baseline pressure.
 
Imaging
A type of MRI which allows imaging of the entire brain in 2 seconds, which detects areas of decreased blood flow that may correspond to neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, and thus is of potential use as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

Immunology
A synonym for an aggregate of progenitor cell colonies in the bone marrow.

Pulmonology
See Respiratory burst.
 
Virology
The rupture of a host cell filled with viral progeny.

burst

(bŭrst)
1. To rupture or explode.
2. The act or result of bursting.
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We're definitely seeing a correction in the market, but it seems to be a mild correction and not the bursting bubble that many have been predicting.
May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Real estate investors who want to avoid a potential bursting bubble need to turn some of their inventory on a regular basis, while making sure current rental properties remain cash flow positive.
Not only that, but we are seeing a bursting bubble of consumer confidence.
Still, recent Internet search activity suggests that some activity in the category is being driven by curiosity of rising property values and the possibility of a bursting bubble.
There probably is a gradual slowdown ahead, but all signs show a seller's market continuing in the near future and no bursting bubble anytime soon.
The Chinese banking system looks rather like Japan's on the eve of the bursting bubble .
This bursting bubble will have effects that are even more far-reaching than the bursting of the Real Estate bubble in 2006.