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 for Branding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brand \Brand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Branded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     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).
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     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.
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     3. Fig.: To fix a mark of infamy, or a stigma, upon.
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              The Inquisition branded its victims with infamy.
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              There were the enormities, branded and condemned by
              the first and most natural verdict of common
              humanity.                             --South.
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     4. To mark or impress indelibly, as with a hot iron.
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              As if it were branded on my mind.     --Geo. Eliot.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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