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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdelayed-actiondeˌlayed-ˈaction adjective [only before noun]  DELAYdesigned to work or start only after a fixed period of time has passed a delayed-action bomb
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delayed-actionYet this delayed-action disease manifested itself in widening circles and in larger numbers of people.I was now shaking with delayed-action shock.
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