Meaning of brainwashing
Pronunciation: (brān'wosh"ing, -wô"shing), [key]
- a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, esp. through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques.
- any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, esp. one based on repetition or confusion: brainwashing by TV commercials.
- an instance of subjecting or being subjected to such techniques: efforts to halt the brainwashing of captive audiences.
- brainwashing (Thesaurus)