brainwash definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To susceptible to brainwashing.
  • noun:
    • the method or an instance of brainwashing.
    • an impact upon your memory, belief, or some ideas.
  • verb:
    • To affect an individual's brain through the use of extreme mental pressure or other mind-affecting procedure. (i.e. hypnotherapy)
    • To simply take from an electronically managed machine its stored-up information; to remove a pc's programming. (1960)
    • to sway entirely.
    • to to indoctrinate forcibly or by means of torture, or by constant emotional stress.
    • persuade totally, usually through coercion
    • publish to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly

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