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Translation of "brain" - English-Spanish dictionary

brain

noun   /breɪn/
A2 the part inside your head that controls your thoughts, feelings, and movements cerebro brain damage
(Definition of brain from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

brain

noun /brein/
(anatomy) the centre/center of the nervous system cerebro an injury to the brain (also adjective) brain surgery brain damage.
(often in plural) cleverness cabeza, inteligencia She’s got a good brain for figures You’ve plenty of brains.
(informal) a clever person cerebro, cerebrito He’s one of the best brains in the country.
brainless adjective
stupid estúpido, insensato a brainless idiot.
brainy adjective ( comparative brainier, superlative brainiest)
clever brilante, muy inteligente, con mucho talento She’s a brainy child.
brainchild noun
a favourite/favorite theory, invention etc thought up by a particular person parto del ingenio, invento, creación This entire project is Dr Morrison’s brainchild.
brain drain noun
the loss of experts to another country (usually in search of better salaries etc) fuga de cerebros As a result of the brain drain, Britain does not have enough doctors.
brainstem noun
(anatomy) the part of the brain above the spinal cord that controls reflexes and vital body functions such as respiration and heart rate Tronco del Encéfalo abnormalities in the brainstem.
brainstorm noun
(British, informal) a sudden inability to think clearly or logically with the result that you do something silly Despistarse I don’t know why I made such a stupid mistake – I must have had a brainstorm.
(American ) a good idea that comes to someone suddenly; brainwave (British) Inspiración She had a brainstorm: what about replacing the broken part with one from another machine?
brainstorming noun
a way of generating new ideas from a group of people by means of a discussion in which they make several suggestions and the best ones are adopted Intercanbio de Ideas The marketing team held a brainstorming session.
brainwash verb
to force (a person) to confess etc by putting great (psychological) pressure on him lavar el cerebro He feared that his daughter was being brainwashed by a religious cult.
brainwashing noun
lavado de cerebro The group has often been accused of brainwashing.
brainwave noun
(British ) a sudden bright idea; brainstorm (American) idea luminosa I’ve just had a brainwave.
(Definition of brain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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