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brainwash

verb [T] uk   /ˈbreɪn.wɒʃ/ us    /-wɑːʃ/ disapproving
to make someone believe something by repeatedly telling them that it is true and preventing any other information from reaching them : The government is trying to brainwash them into thinking that war is necessary.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
brainwashing
noun [U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
Many people thought the sect was guilty of brainwashing.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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