[ breyn-stawrm ]
/ ˈbreɪnˌstɔrm /
- a sudden impulse, idea, etc.
- a fit of mental confusion or excitement.
of or relating to brainstorming.
verb (used without object)
to conduct or practice brainstorming.
verb (used with object)
to subject (a problem) to brainstorming.
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Origin of brainstorm
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/ (ˈbreɪnˌstɔːm) /
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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