[flat-hed-id] /ˈflætˌhɛd ɪd/
noun 1. the larva of a metallic wood-boring beetle, having an expanded and flattened anterior end.
- Flash blindness
flash blindness n. Temporary loss of vision produced when retinal light-sensitive pigments are bleached by light more intense than that to which the retina is physiologically adapted at that moment.
[flash-bak] /ˈflæʃˌbæk/ noun 1. a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work. 2. an event or scene so inserted. 3. Also called flashback hallucinosis. Psychiatry. /ˈflæʃˌbæk/ noun 1. […]
[flash] /flæʃ/ noun 1. a brief, sudden burst of bright light: a flash of lightning. 2. a sudden, brief outburst or display of joy, wit, etc. 3. a very brief moment; instant: I’ll be back in a flash. 4. Informal. (def 1). 5. superficial, meretricious, or vulgar showiness; ostentatious display. 6. Also called news flash. […]