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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (organ in head) (anatomia)cervello nm
Nota: Sometimes spelled cervella.
 She suffered severe damage to her brain in the accident.
 L'incidente le ha provocato gravi danni al cervello.
brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mind) (intelligenza)cervello nm
  (intelligenza)testa nf
 Use your brain to find a solution!
 Per trovare una soluzione usa la testa!
brains nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." informal, figurative (intelligence) (colloquiale: intelligenza)cervello nm
 He doesn't have a lot of brains.
 Non ha molto cervello.
brains nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (computing: central processing unit) (figurato: computer)cervello nm
 The brains of the computer are in the CPU.
 Il cervello del computer è il processore.
 
Additional Translations
brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sb] very intelligent) (molto intelligente)mente nf
  (informale: intelligente)cervellone nm
  (figurato)cervello nm
 My friend Edwin is a real brain.
 Luca è davvero una mente notevole.
 Einstein era un cervellone.
  A causa delle cattive condizioni contrattuali in Italia c'è una fuga di cervelli.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
the brains of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative, usu plural ([sb]: masterminds [sth](figurato: chi dirige)cervello nm
  (figurato: chi dirige)mente nf
 I'm the brains of the operation. My brother supplies the brawn.
brain [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (hit in the head)colpire in testa vtr
 My poor friend was brained by a golf ball as he watched the tournament.
 Il mio povero amico è stato colpito in testa da una pallina di golf mentre stava guardando il torneo.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
brain cell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (nerve cell in the brain)cellula cerebrale nf
brain damage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (injury to the brain)danno cerebrale nm
brain damage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (impaired mental functioning)ridotta funzionalità cerebrale nf
brain dead,
brain-dead
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(patient: brain no longer functions)cerebralmente morto agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun
 She was assessed to be brain dead following the crash.
 È stata dichiarata cerebralmente morta in seguito all'incidente.
brain dead,
brain-dead
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative, slang (person: stupid, unthinking)stupido, scemo, deficiente agg
 Who hasn't heard of Ronald Reagan? Is that girl brain dead?
 Ma è stupida?! Chi è che non conosce Ronald Reagan?
brain disease disturbo cerebrale
brain drain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (mass emigration of skilled people) (figurato)fuga di cervelli nf
 Poland experienced a brain drain when much of its educated population emigrated to the UK.
 In Polonia c'è stata una fuga di cervelli quando gran parte della forza lavoro qualificata emigrò nel Regno Unito.
brain fever meningite
brain freeze nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (headache caused by ice cream)emicrania da gelato nf
brain injury nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (damage to cerebral area)lesione cerebrale nf
brain power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (intellectual or mental capacity)capacità mentale, capacità intellettiva nf
 Eating fish is supposed to increase one's brain power.
 I geni hanno delle capacità mentali sopra la media.
brain stem nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (base of the brain)tronco cerebrale nm
 The brain stem regulates the central nervous system.
brain storm tecnica del brainstorming
brain surgery nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (operation on the brain)operazione al cervello nf
  chirurgia cerebrale nf
 Brain surgery usually means drilling through the skull first.
 La chirurgia cerebrale implica prima di tutto trapanare il cranio.
brain surgery nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] difficult, complex) (informale: complicato)chissà che cosa, chissà cosa pron
 Come on! It's not like this is brain surgery! Just diagram the sentence.
 E dai, non è mica chissà che cosa! Devi solo schematizzare la frase.
brain teaser rompicapo nm
brain trust nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (government advisors)gruppo di consulenti nm
  team di consulenti nf
brain tumor UStumore al cervello
brain wash  (lavaggio del cervello)lavare il cervello
brain-child da invenzione adj
brain-damaged adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (affected by a brain injury)con lesioni al cervello
  (potenzialmente offensivo)cerebroleso agg
brain-injured ferito al cervello adj
brain-teaser nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (puzzle)rompicapo nm
mid-brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (anatomy: cerebral area) (medicina)mesencefalo nm
 The mid-brain is a part of the brain stem.
 Il mesencefalo è una parte del tronco cerebrale.
on the brain (avere) un chiodo fisso in testa
rack your brain scervellarsi vrif
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