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menticide

[ men-tuh-sahyd ]
/ ˈmɛn təˌsaɪd /
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noun
the systematic effort to undermine and destroy a person's values and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged interrogation, drugs, torture, etc., and to induce radically different ideas.
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Origin of menticide

1950–55; <Latin ment- (stem of mēns) mind + -i- + -cide
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