- a sudden impulse, idea, etc.
- a fit of mental confusion or excitement.
- of or relating to brainstorming.
- to conduct or practice brainstorming.
- to subject (a problem) to brainstorming.
Origin of brainstorm
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She was working on the MGM production, Brainstorm, with Walken when she drowned over Thanksgiving weekend.L.A. Sheriff Reopens Natalie Wood Drowning Probe, Citing New Information
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"And then my erstwhile associate Jimenez had a brainstorm," said Terry ruefully.Creatures of the Abyss
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I fired up my Xbox and opened a word-processor and started to brainstorm ideas for my papers.Little Brother
It had been a brainstorm selecting only girls—and pretty young things, at that—for the Interstellar Symphony.World Beyond Pluto
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- a severe outburst of excitement, often as the result of a transitory disturbance of cerebral activity
- British informal a sudden mental aberration
- informal another word for brainwave
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Word Origin and History for brainstorm
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