menticide

menticide

[men-tuh-sahyd]
noun
the systematic effort to undermine and destroy a person's values and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged interrogation, drugs, torture, etc., and to induce radically different ideas.

Origin:
1950–55; < Latin ment- (stem of mēns) mind + -i- + -cide

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Main Entry:  menticide
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  brainwashing; the 'killing' of mind through brainwashing
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