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flattening

A term of art used in psychiatry for the attenuation or reduction of a person’s emotional reactivity, typically expressed as flattening of affect.
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It's hard to find nice swimsuits so I'd pay more for something that's special''I like ones that don't flatten your bust and have a bit of support''I have a long body for swimsuits but this made me feel quite glamorous''Sporty suits can flatten your chest.
Model's verdict: " It's not as supportive as I would like but it does flatten my tummy.
Just doing sit-ups will not flatten a bulging stomach.
According to Flatten, the dispatch office couldn't reach anyone with the authority to approve the helicopter drop.
Radial keratotomy involves making spokelike, microscopic incisions that flatten the cornea, allowing light rays entering the eye to be focused closer to the retina instead of in front of it.
As the beads "blow up" and contact the tool's surface--which also has been heated--they flatten out and fuse together, forming the desired shape.
Flatten 2 spots on top sides of head, about 1/4 inch in; brush with egg-milk mixture.
50, M&S Lingerie The shaping panels flatten and sculpt the waist while smoothing hips and thighs.
Key statement: A self-inflating tire assembly includes an air tube connected to a tire and defining an air passageway, the air tube being composed of a flexible material operative to allow an air tube segment opposite a tire footprint to flatten, closing the passageway, and resiliently unflatten into an original configuration.
March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An extremely proud Dan Flatten recently accepted his promotion to marketing company president (MCP) of the new U-Haul Company of Eastern Oregon.
Elt says: "The whole purpose of the VMAs - when you get all these artists competing against each other for attention - is to flatten the opposition.
All the councils request that people don't flatten their cans or plastic bottles.