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Definition of "mindwipe" [mindwipe]

  • (science fiction) To erase the memories and personality, while still leaving an intact, living brain and body. This is frequently portrayed as a form of capital punishment, which leaves an viable body into which a different personality or mind can be uploaded. (verb)
  • The act of mindwiping. (noun)

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Use "mindwipe" in a sentence
  • "Actually, this was pretty clearly planned from the beginning, since the initial mindwipe wiped EVERYBODY and now they're slowly having Peter restore people knowing his secret identity to some of his most trusted professional colleagues, due to varying situations."
  • "The storyline in Amazing Spider-Man makes it pretty clear that everything's happening as the writers said it did, and I don't see how New Avengers fails to line up with it in any way - I'm sure we'll see the ramifications of the global mindwipe explored."
  • "The Doctor has gotten into the habit of that I think (i.e. Rose, Donna's mindwipe, River Song, etc)."