brainwork

noun

Definition of brainwork

: deliberate, purposeful, or disciplined mental activity : thought that fundamental brainwork without which no philosopher can get very farTimes Literary Supplement

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brainworker noun

First Known Use of brainwork

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Brainwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brainwork. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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