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psychological warfare

noun
1.
the use of propaganda, threats, and other psychological techniques to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behavior of an opponent.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for psychological war-fare

psychological warfare

noun
1.
the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
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