The overwhelming of a signal by a much more powerful one.
This is the case for overlapping radio signals, when the more powerful one drowns the feebler one.
Analogically, a mass belief drowns the less powerful opinions of minorities or individuals, either by suppressing them in a definitive way, or by covering their voice until relenting. Recent examples are the resurgence of long swamped religious practice or local nationalisms in the former U.S.S.R.
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