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Informatics A software subroutine that automatically disables an information system after an internally specified date, which can be periodically ‘reset’
Psychiatry A popular term for a person who is under such stress that a certain dread event—e.g., suicide or one or more homicides—is regarded as inevitable

time bomb

Psychiatry A popular term for a person who is under such stress that a certain dread event–eg, suicide or homicide is inevitable
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Almost a third of the companies had initiated no significant planning to deal with the timebomb.
When that health and social care timebomb goes off, it will be the poor and the vulnerable, not the rich who Sturgeon stands to protect, who will feel the effect.
I AGREE with George Tyndale's article on the population timebomb.
My lifestyle had made me a walking timebomb,' he said.
The report also claims Britain is risking an AIDS timebomb because HIV infected illegal immigrants can't get free NHS treatment.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said yesterday: "Young people have started a slow pensions timebomb.
And it could be a ticking timebomb for both Blair and Campbell.
Alpha Club International's order with Continua calls for the provision of TimeBomb test disks to 50,000 independent representatives in South Africa and Australia and to 100,000 independent representatives in Italy.
nEW TUESDAY, CHANNEL 5, 9PM Big Brother: Timebomb Emma Willis, left, is back with a new series - and this one is called Timebomb.
Living with AHC is like living with a timebomb, waiting for it to go off and brain.
Otherwise that ticking timebomb will go off - and the results will be catastrophic.