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  • n. A test in which a person is exposed to flames in order to assess his/her truthfulness, commitment, courage, etc.
  • n. A situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.
  • n. Any ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.

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