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tr.v. de·briefed, de·brief·ing, de·briefs
1. To interview (a government agent, for example) at the end of an assignment, especially to obtain intelligence or to provide instructions regarding information that should be kept secret.
2. To meet with (one who has undergone a traumatic or stressful experience), especially for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
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(Military) (of a soldier, astronaut, diplomat, etc) to make or (of his or her superiors) to elicit a report after a mission or event. Compare brief13
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1. to interrogate in order to obtain useful information or intelligence.
2. to caution against revealing classified information after leaving a position of military or political sensitivity.
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Past participle: debriefed
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|Verb||1.||debrief - put someone through a debriefing and make him report; "The released hostages were debriefed"|
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verb interrogate, question, examine, probe, quiz, cross-examine The men have been debriefed by officials.
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