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[mahynd-ben-ding] /ˈmaɪndˌbɛn dɪŋ/
adjective, Slang.
Origin of mind-bending
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mind-bendingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Cosmology used to be a heartless science, all about dark matter lost in mind-bending abysses and exploding stars.
British Dictionary definitions for mind-bending


adjective (informal)
very difficult to understand; complex
altering one's state of consciousness: mind-bending drugs
reaching the limit of credibility: they offered a mind-bending salary
the process of brainwashing
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mind-bending in Medicine

mind-bending adj.
Intensely affecting the mind, especially to the extent of producing hallucinations.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for mind-bending


  1. Hallucinogenic; psychedelic
  2. Overwhelming; exciting; staggering: The speech was mind-blowing (1960s+ Counterculture & narcotics) (1960s+ Counterculture & narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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