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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 : Their government is trying to brainwash them into thinking that war cannot be avoided.
brainwashing
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
Many people thought the sect was guilty of brainwashing.
Translations of “brainwash”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…洗腦, 向…強行灌輸…
in Russian промывать мозги…
in Turkish beyin yıkamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…洗脑, 向…强行灌输…
in Polish robić wodę z mózgu…
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