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noun
the use of propaganda, threats, and other psychological techniques to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behavior of an opponent.
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Origin of psychological warfare

First recorded in 1935–40
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psychological warfare

noun
the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
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