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

[Back-formation from brainwashing.]
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Adj.1.brainwashed - subjected to intensive forced indoctrination resulting in the rejection of old beliefs and acceptance of new ones; "brainwashed prisoners of war"; "captive audiences for TV commercials can become brainwashed consumers"
unbrainwashed - not successfully subjected to brainwashing; "despite the torture and the psychological pressure some POWs remained unbrainwashed"
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Hadiya (also known as Akhila) was completely brainwashed.
According to reports, many are of the opinion that the girls are under duress and they have been brainwashed.
If the experts believe this, then we have to wonder why we in the UK would allow any 18 year olds to vote in our democratic elections as they may well be too young to understand politics and are probably brainwashed via the same media sites?
Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, was a footballmad Man U fan till he was brainwashed into carrying out the atrocity at the city's Arena.
Those who support the SNP have not been brainwashed, they are not blind to our imperfections - instead, they are weighing them against our strengths and achievements, and against the other parties, and deciding that the SNP is the party they most closely identify with, the people they trust most to stand up for Scotland.
We've been brainwashed into believing that unless we get on board the "Hyper" bus we must be bonkers.
Their dad Omar has returned to Morocco vowing never to forgive Abdelhamid and devastated his youngest son has been brainwashed.
Sheikh Abdullah said: "The brutality of these organisations has recently intensified in the region and includes destructive tactics aimed at controlling targeted groups, especially youth, who are brainwashed and incited through social media and remotely directed to perpetrate terrorist attacks, proving that the threat of these terrorist organisations transcends geographical boundaries and is a risk not only for our region but for all states and communities.
THE Foreign Minister has warned against young people being brainwashed into committing acts of terror.
I think they are brainwashed into thinking they are going to help people.
Woody Allen's adopted daughter, who spoke out alleging he had abused her at the age of seven, insists she wasn't coached by her mother despite her older brother Moses' and Woody Allen's lawyer saying she was brainwashed.
Their families claim they have been brainwashed on the Internet, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday.