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


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