brainwashing

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noun brain·wash·ing \ ˈbrān-ˌwȯ-shiŋ , -ˌwä- \

Definition of brainwashing

1 :a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas
2 :persuasion by propaganda or salesmanship

brainwash

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brainwash

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brainwasher

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Origin and Etymology of brainwashing

translation of Chinese (Beijing) xǐnǎo


Medical Dictionary

brainwashing

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noun brain·wash·ing \ ˈbrān-ˌwȯsh-iŋ, -ˌwäsh- \

medical Definition of brainwashing

:a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas

brainwash

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brainwash

noun

brainwasher

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