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to cause (someone) to undergo brainwashing.
the process of brainwashing.
a subjection to brainwashing.
Contemporary Examples

The Art of ‘Mr. Brainwash’ Anthony Haden-Guest February 17, 2010
The Art of ‘Mr. Brainwash’ Anthony Haden-Guest February 17, 2010
The Art of ‘Mr. Brainwash’ Anthony Haden-Guest February 17, 2010

Historical Examples

I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon Richard Sabia

(transitive) to effect a radical change in the ideas and beliefs of (a person), esp by methods based on isolation, sleeplessness, hunger, extreme discomfort, pain, and the alternation of kindness and cruelty

To cause profound attitudinal changes, usually in a prisoner, by psychological conditioning, supplemented by drugs and physical abuse
To change or influence someone’s opinions or attitude by methods less stringent than those used on prisoners: They were brainwashed into joining that crazy cult


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