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brainstorm

brain·storm

brainstorm

 
pronunciation:
breIn storm
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden inspiration or bright idea.
similar words:
intuition
definition 2: an incident of severe mental turmoil.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: related to brainstorming.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: brainstormed, brainstorming, brainstorms
definition: to practice a method of problem-solving in which members of a group freely and spontaneously offer their ideas.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to treat (a problem) by brainstorming.
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derivation: brainstormer (n.)