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brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (organ in head)  (organo, anatomia)cervello nm
Nota: Sometimes spelled cervella.
 Her brain was damaged in the accident.
 L'incidente gli ha provocato danni al cervello.
 
Additional Translations
brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mind)  (intelligenza)cervello nm
 Use your brain to find a solution!
 Per trovare una soluzione usa la testa!
brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (a very intelligent person)  (informale : persona molto intelligente)mente nf
   (informale: persona molto intelligente)cervellone nm
  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.
brain
brains
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
colloquial (intelligence)  (colloquiale : intelligenza)cervello nm
 He doesn't have a lot of brains.
 Non ha molto cervello
brain
brains
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
figurative (computers)  (figurativo: computer)cervello nm
   (figurativo: guida)mente nf
 The brains of the computer are in the CPU.
 Il cervello del computer è il processore.
 La mente della squadra è il numero 10.
brain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (to 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 child
brain-child
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(idea, invention)invenzione, trovata, pensata nf
 The Apple computer was the brain-child of Steve Jobs.
 Le persone intelligenti hanno sempre delle gran trovate.
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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." literal (whose brain no longer functions)cerebralmente morto agg
brain dead adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative, slang (stupid, unthinking)da deficiente agg
brain death morte cerebrale
brain disease disturbo cerebrale
brain drain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mass emigration of skilled people)fuga di cervelli nf
 Poland experienced a brain drain when much of its educated population emigrated to the UK.
 L'Italia è tristemente famosa per le fughe di cervelli all'estero.
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. (surgical operation on the brain)operazione al cervello nf
 Brain surgery usually means drilling through the skull first.
 Questo paziente ha subito un'operazione al cervello.
brain surgery nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (something very difficult or complex)chirurgia cerebrale nf
 Come on! It's not like this is brain surgery! Just diagram the sentence.
brain teaser rompicapo nm
brain trust concentrazione di cervelli
brain trust gruppo di esperti
brain trust équipe di esperti
brain tumor UStumore al cervello
brain wash   (lavaggio del cervello)lavare il cervello
brain-child da invenzione adj
brain-damaged con danni cerebrali adv
brain-injured ferito al cervello adj
brain-teaser da rompicapo adj
little brain cervelletto nm
mid-brain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (anatomy: cerebral area)mesencefalo nm
on the brain (avere) un chiodo fisso in testa
rack your brain scervellarsi vrif
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