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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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Flatten each dough ball to 2mm in thickness, and fill half of it with the prawn mixture.
The greatest challenge was weaving through the maze of public records to document land ownership," Flatten said.
Flatten into a disc, wrap with plastic and refrigerate for one hour.
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.
This heats the tool's surface, helping to flatten the beads as they contact the mold.
Flatten 2 spots on top sides of head, about 1/4 inch in; brush with egg-milk mixture.
The curve continues to flatten, with the 2-year yield up 1 bp and the long bond yield down 3 bps, leaving the 2s-30s spread 4 bp tighter, near +92 bp.
Assigned: Goodyear Tire & Rubber 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.
She said: "I like swimsuits that don't flatten your bust and have a bit of support.
Wear a control body under a figure-hugging pencil skirt to smooth thighs and flatten the tummy.
All the councils request that people don't flatten their cans or plastic bottles.