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brainwash Syllabification: brain·wash
Pronunciation: /ˈbrānˌwôSH/

Definition of brainwash in English:


[with object]
Make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure: the organization could brainwash young people they have been brainwashed into conformity and subservience
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  • There's always some conspiracy, it's always the government trying to brainwash you with propaganda.
  • Hundreds of images ran through my mind, like the flashes you see when they're brainwashing people in a bad sci-fi movie.
  • Has he sat in lessons across his electorate and come to the conclusion that we are all brainwashing children?
indoctrinate, condition, reeducate, persuade, influence, propagandize, inculcate

Words that rhyme with brainwash

backwash • car wash

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