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  • v. Past participle of break down


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  • The resulting definition, which was published in 1999 in the British Journal of Psychiatry, was distinctly influenced by traumatology in that it was broken down into two components: symptoms of separation distress (yearning, searching, loneliness) and traumatic distress (numbness, disbelief about the loss, anger, and a sense of futility about the future).

    The Truth About Grief

  • Junky Walmart furniture mostly broken down from daily use, piles of magazines from Guns & Ammo to Pussy & Juggs.

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  • Sections of the text were broken down under headers such as SOIL TRANSMOGRIFICATION and BIO-AGENT “V,” with accompanying details, technical information, and scientific formulas.

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  • In the meantime Quintus Silo will have opened the camp gates and broken down the side walls to let nine legions out in a hurry.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Still, prejudice had to be broken down and ignorance removed; but the spirit of Pugin triumphed in the end.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • How many Joy Englands might then be able to go on and live their lives as the mothers, wives, athletes, and career women they always dreamed of being—without being broken down by years of pain and suffering?

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Food is typically broken down and absorbed at the beginning of the small bowel, so if you bypass a large portion of it, you reduce the number of calorie-containing nutrients carbs, protein, fat, and alcohol that the body can absorb.

    The Life You Want

  • When coxsackievirus B3 first enters the immune system, it enters the mast cells, where it gets broken down and chopped up.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Ingrained patterns of breathing are broken down and replaced with new, healthier breathing habits.

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • Higher sequential thinking fosters “step-wisdom,” which is simply the much needed realization that in order to accomplish anything substantial or complex, the activity must be broken down into a series of incremental, bite-size, manageable sequential steps.

    A Mind at a Time


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