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brainchild someone's original idea, plan, or invention.
brain damage damage to the brain that impairs function.
brain-damaged having or pertaining to brain damage.
brain-dead characterized by brain death. [2 definitions]
brain drain (informal) the loss of professional or intellectual persons from one country or company to another that offers better pay, opportunities, or advantages.
brainless without intelligence; stupid.
brainpan the part of the skull that holds the brain; cranium; braincase.
brainpower mental or intellectual ability, or the people that have it.
brain stem the lower portions of the brain that connect the brain to the spinal cord.
brainstorm to engage in a method of problem-solving or idea-gathering in which members of a group freely and spontaneously offer their thoughts and suggestions. [6 definitions]
brainstorming a spontaneous and unrestrained discussion by a group of people for the purpose of generating new ideas or solving problems.
brain trust a group of experts who advise a government's, company's, or other organization's administrators on policy matters.
brainwash to alter a person's ideas or beliefs by forceful means such as physical torture or psychological stress. [4 definitions]
brain wave (usu. pl.) rhythmic electric impulses occurring within the brain. [2 definitions]
brainy (informal) of superior intelligence; clever.
braise to cook slowly in a small amount of liquid in a covered pot, esp. after sauteeing in fat.
brake1 a device for slowing or stopping the motion of a vehicle, wheel, or the like, esp. by friction. [5 definitions]
brake2 an area densely overgrown with shrubs, brambles, or the like; thicket.
brake3 any of various large coarse ferns, esp. bracken.
brake band a lined, flexible, usu. steel band around a brake drum, which, when tightened, creates the friction of a braking action.
brakeman a member of a railroad crew whose duties include inspecting the train and assisting the conductor.