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Origin of mind-bending

First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsmind-bend·ing·ly, adverb
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adjective informal
  1. very difficult to understand; complex
  2. altering one's state of consciousnessmind-bending drugs
  3. reaching the limit of credibilitythey offered a mind-bending salary
  1. the process of brainwashing
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mind-bending in Medicine


  1. Intensely affecting the mind, especially to the extent of producing hallucinations.
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