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brain·wash·ing

 (brān′wŏsh′ĭng, -wô′shĭng)
n.
1. Intensive, forcible indoctrination, usually political or religious, aimed at destroying a person's basic convictions and attitudes and replacing them with an alternative set of fixed beliefs.
2. The application of a concentrated means of persuasion, such as an advertising campaign or repeated suggestion, in order to develop a specific belief or motivation.

[Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) xǐ nǎo : , to wash + nǎo, brain.]

brain•wash•ing

(ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ ɪŋ, -ˌwɔ ʃɪŋ)

n.
1. a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, esp. through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques.
2. any method of controlled systematic indoctrination.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brainwashing - forcible indoctrination into a new set of attitudes and beliefs
indoctrination - teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically

brainwashing

noun indoctrination, conditioning, persuasion, re-education Hypnotherapy can involve brainwashing or manipulation.
Translations
غسل الدماغ
vymývání mozků
hjernevask
décervelage
agymosás
vymývanie mozgov
beyin yıkama

brainwashing

[ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃɪŋ] Nlavado m de cerebro

brainwashing

[ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃɪŋ] nlavaggio del cervello

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.

brain·wash·ing

n. lavado de cerebro; indoctrinación intensa.
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We are dealing with a very difficult situation in the region, and young Bahrainis need to be protected from this effect and safeguarded against brainwashing and weapons training," said Shaikh Khalid last night.
Your Poem BRAINWASHING Please my country of birth don't be unkind By brainwashing my newborn innocent mind Inform me about ALL the religions that each country preaches So I'm not forced to believe the one that my country teaches And please tell me of the thoughts of non-believers, too So I can consider their completely different point of view For I don't want a closed mind that's blinkered and shuttered Because I've been brainwashed by beliefs that only my country has uttered I want a pure open mind that soars high and flies free From all the ignorance and bigotry that only the truly brainwashed accept so easily So please my country of birth don't be unkind By brainwashing my newborn innocent mind John Wall, Wavertree
In her brainwashing stint, she asked the "youth of the world" to live their lives being themselves, because that's the most important thing.
EVEN AS Areeb Majeed, an alleged Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( IS) recruit, is tightlipped about his Indian contacts, the National Investigation Agency ( NIA) is questioning a college lecturer who is suspected of brainwashing Majeed and others.
I don't know who it is but there is someone behind them keeping these young, innocent boys, brainwashing them into thinking they are going to help people.
Boko Haram literally translates as "Western education is sin" and its aim is to destroy the traditional way children are taught, brainwashing them into accepting their ideals.
Another witness of the North Korean brutality said that people were being brainwashed from the time they knew how to talk, adding that brainwashing through education happened everywhere- in life, society, even at home.
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These type of zombies are brainwashing the mind of our youth in school programs (through gay and lesbian indoctrination), teaching all students that it is normal and good to be gay, lesbian, bisexual and even transsexual.
If brainwashing exists, the main thing is just to keep clear of brainwashers.
The British Brainwashing Corporation has spent all its money on the Royal Jubilee and coverage of the London Olympics.
What is very concerning is the brainwashing of schoolchildren.