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debrief (v.)

"obtain information (from someone) at the end of a mission," 1945 (implied in verbal noun de-briefing), from de- + brief (v.). Related: Debriefed.

updated on July 05, 2018

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Definitions of debrief from WordNet

debrief (v.)
put someone through a debriefing and make him report;
The released hostages were debriefed
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