Brainwash vs Brainstorm - What's the difference?

brainwash | brainstorm |


As nouns the difference between brainwash and brainstorm

is that brainwash is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas while brainstorm is (us) a sudden thought, particularly one that solves a long-standing problem.

As verbs the difference between brainwash and brainstorm

is that brainwash is to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis) while brainstorm is to investigate something, or solve a problem using brainstorming.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

brainwash

English

Noun

(-)
  • An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
  • Verb

  • To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
  • (figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)
  • brainstorm

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US) A sudden thought, particularly one that solves a long-standing problem.
  • I had been working on the problem for weeks, and then I had a brainstorm and saw that the solution was easy.
  • brainstorming
  • (British) An unexpected mental error.
  • *2005, "Iguchi hit ruins Red Sox's night", BBC Online, 5 October
  • A terrible fielding error from Tony Graffanino proved costly. [...] Aaron Rowand collected an RBI double to get them off the mark before Graffanino's brainstorm . Juan Uribe hit a roller to the second baseman, who let the potential inning-ending double-play ball roll under his glove, leaving runners at first and third bases.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To investigate something, or solve a problem using brainstorming.
  • To participate in a brainstorming session.