What does brainwashing mean?

Definitions for brainwashing
ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ ɪŋ, -ˌwɔ ʃɪŋbrain·wash·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brainwashing(noun)

    forcible indoctrination into a new set of attitudes and beliefs

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brainwashing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brainwashing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of brainwashing in a Sentence

  1. James Inhofe:

    We want to deliver the services, we want to make things clean, but we're going to take all this stuff that comes out of the EPA that's brainwashing our kids, that's propaganda, things that aren't true, allegations.

  2. Reyyaz Salley:

    On February 11, I sent videos to( Sri Lankan) intelligence quoting this guy, the videos he made promoting jihad, we never expected this guy was going to do something( so extreme) but he was brainwashing the people, to a certain extent.

  3. Ronald Leung:

    If Hong Kong students get this kind of brainwashing, it's harmful for Hong Kong's future.

  4. Bassem Youssef:

    You can do funny to be a distraction and you can do funny to effect people and this is the difference,  What I miss in the show is the political satire as an effective weapon against the brainwashing and the empty propaganda. And I think it's very important… to enable the media and force the authority to be more responsible for the people.

  5. Akram Hussain:

    Some of these migrants are brainwashing the Kalash people. There have been several conversions to Islam this year alone.

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