Translations: verb (brainwashes, brainwashing, brainwashed)
- An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
Translations: Etymology: A calque of the Chinese æè (Pinyin: x nÄo), literally "to wash the brain"
- To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind effecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
- (context, figurative, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)
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