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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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