Hypnotism vs Brainwash - What's the difference?

hypnotism | brainwash |


As nouns the difference between hypnotism and brainwash

is that hypnotism is the art of inducing hypnosis while brainwash is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.

As a verb brainwash is

to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis).

hypnotism

English

Noun

(-)
  • The art of inducing hypnosis.
  • 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)