from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing something that has a trigger, that reacts to some specific condition.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of trigger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a trigger: generally used in composition: as, a double-triggered gun.


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  • 2016 , people are using it as a 1 word response to say that something affected them, triggered PTSD, or caused them to have a flashback to a previous stressful event.  Usually, the term is used as hyperbole.

    April 12, 2016