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verb [transitive] [often passive] brainwash pronunciation in British English /ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybrainwash
he/she/itbrainwashes
present participlebrainwashing
past tensebrainwashed
past participlebrainwashed
  1. to force someone to accept a particular set of beliefs by repeating the same idea many times so that the person cannot think in an independent way

    Her father said she had been brainwashed by a bizarre religious cult.

    brainwash someone into doing something:

    People have been brainwashed into believing they need this stuff.

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brainwashing

noun [uncountable]

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… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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