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brain·wash

 (brān′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
tr.v. brain·washed, brain·wash·ing, brain·wash·es
To subject to brainwashing.
n.
The process or an instance of brainwashing.

[Back-formation from brainwashing.]

brainwash

(ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ)
vb
(tr) to effect a radical change in the ideas and beliefs of (a person), esp by methods based on isolation, sleeplessness, hunger, extreme discomfort, pain, and the alternation of kindness and cruelty
ˈbrainˌwasher n
ˈbrainˌwashing n

brain•wash

(ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ)
v.t.
1. to subject to brainwashing.
n.
2. the process of brainwashing.
3. a subjection to brainwashing.
[1950–55]
brain′wash`er, n.

brainwash


Past participle: brainwashed
Gerund: brainwashing

Imperative
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brainwash
Present
I brainwash
you brainwash
he/she/it brainwashes
we brainwash
you brainwash
they brainwash
Preterite
I brainwashed
you brainwashed
he/she/it brainwashed
we brainwashed
you brainwashed
they brainwashed
Present Continuous
I am brainwashing
you are brainwashing
he/she/it is brainwashing
we are brainwashing
you are brainwashing
they are brainwashing
Present Perfect
I have brainwashed
you have brainwashed
he/she/it has brainwashed
we have brainwashed
you have brainwashed
they have brainwashed
Past Continuous
I was brainwashing
you were brainwashing
he/she/it was brainwashing
we were brainwashing
you were brainwashing
they were brainwashing
Past Perfect
I had brainwashed
you had brainwashed
he/she/it had brainwashed
we had brainwashed
you had brainwashed
they had brainwashed
Future
I will brainwash
you will brainwash
he/she/it will brainwash
we will brainwash
you will brainwash
they will brainwash
Future Perfect
I will have brainwashed
you will have brainwashed
he/she/it will have brainwashed
we will have brainwashed
you will have brainwashed
they will have brainwashed
Future Continuous
I will be brainwashing
you will be brainwashing
he/she/it will be brainwashing
we will be brainwashing
you will be brainwashing
they will be brainwashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brainwashing
you have been brainwashing
he/she/it has been brainwashing
we have been brainwashing
you have been brainwashing
they have been brainwashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brainwashing
you will have been brainwashing
he/she/it will have been brainwashing
we will have been brainwashing
you will have been brainwashing
they will have been brainwashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brainwashing
you had been brainwashing
he/she/it had been brainwashing
we had been brainwashing
you had been brainwashing
they had been brainwashing
Conditional
I would brainwash
you would brainwash
he/she/it would brainwash
we would brainwash
you would brainwash
they would brainwash
Past Conditional
I would have brainwashed
you would have brainwashed
he/she/it would have brainwashed
we would have brainwashed
you would have brainwashed
they would have brainwashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brainwash - persuade completely, often through coercion; "The propaganda brainwashed many people"
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
2.brainwash - submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly
indoctrinate - teach doctrines to; teach uncritically; "The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples"

brainwash

verb indoctrinate, condition, drill, pressurize, re-educate We were brainwashed to believe we were all equal.

brainwash

verb
To teach to accept a system of thought uncritically:
Translations
غسل دماغ
vymýt mozek
hjernevaske
décerveler
„agymosást" végez vkin
heilaòvo
preškoliťvymyť mozog
prati možgane
beyin yıkamak

brainwash

[ˈbreɪnwɒʃ] VTlavar el cerebro a
to brainwash sb into doing sthconvencer a algn para que haga algo

brainwash

[ˈbreɪnwɒʃ] vtfaire subir un lavage de cerveau à
to brainwash sb into believing sth → faire croire qch à qn
I'd been brainwashed into thinking that → On m'avait faire croire que ...

brainwash

[ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ] vt to brainwash sb (into doing sth)fare il lavaggio del cervello a qn (per convincerlo a fare qc)

brain

(brein) noun
1. the centre of the nervous system. an injury to the brain; (also adjective) brain surgery; brain damage.
2. (often in plural) cleverness. a good brain; You've plenty of brains.
3. a clever person. He's one of the best brains in the country.
ˈbrainless adjective
stupid. a brainless idiot.
ˈbrainy adjective
clever. She's a brainy child.
ˈbrainchild noun
a favourite theory, invention etc thought up by a particular person. This entire process is Dr Smith's brainchild.
brain drain
the loss of experts to another country (usually in search of better salaries etc). As a result of the brain drain Britain does not have enough doctors.
ˈbrainwash verb
to force (a person) to confess etc by putting great (psychological) pressure on him. The terrorists brainwashed him into believing in their ideals.
ˈbrainwashing noun
ˈbrainwave noun
a sudden bright idea.