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flashback

noun
     
flash‧back
1 [uncountable and countable]A a scene in a film, play, book etc that shows something that happened before that point in the story:
The events of the hero's childhood are shown as a series of flashbacks.
2 [countable] a sudden very clear memory of something that happened to you in the past:
Eaton still has flashbacks of the crash.
3 [countable] an occasion when someone has the same bad feeling that they had when they took an illegal drug in the past:
Many users of this drug experience flashbacks.
4 [countable] technicalHC a burning gas or liquid that moves back into a tube or container
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