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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of stigmatizing;
[syn: stigmatization, stigmatisation, branding]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brand \Brand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Branded; p. pr. & vb. n. Branding.]. 1. To burn a distinctive mark into or upon with a hot iron, to indicate quality, ownership, etc., or to mark as infamous (as a convict). [1913 Webster] 2. To put an actual distinctive mark upon in any other way, as with a stencil, to show quality of contents, name of manufacture, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon. [1913 Webster] The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] There were the enormities, branded and condemned by the first and most natural verdict of common humanity. --South. [1913 Webster] 4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron. [1913 Webster] As if it were branded on my mind. --Geo. Eliot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

branding n 1: the act of stigmatizing [syn: stigmatization, stigmatisation, branding]