What is another word for weisenheiming?

82 synonyms found


[ wˈa͡ɪzənhˌa͡ɪmɪŋ], [ wˈa‍ɪzənhˌa‍ɪmɪŋ], [ w_ˈaɪ_z_ə_n_h_ˌaɪ_m_ɪ_ŋ]

How to use "Weisenheiming" in context?

What is weisenheiming?

Weisenheiming is an archaic German word that means "to Willie." It originally referred to a psychiatric treatment technique in which a patient was surrounded by loud music and flashing lights in an attempt to frighten them into recuperation. The technique was once used to treat mental illness, but is now mostly used as a form of entertainment.

How does Weisenheiming work?

The patient is usually restrained and placed in a set of chambers with loud music and flashing lights.

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