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noun [countable]     cyclops pronunciation in American English
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pluralcyclopses or cyclopes
  1. in ancient Greek stories, a giant with only one eye in the middle of his forehead
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In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, Odysseus and his men are captured by the man-eating cyclops Polyphemus. Odysseus succeeds in blinding the giant and escaping.


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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