LOBOTOMISE

lobotomize

[luh-bot-uh-mahyz, loh-]
verb (used with object), lobotomized, lobotomizing.
1.
to perform a lobotomy on.
2.
to make (someone or something) abnormally tranquil or sluggish.
Also, especially British, lobotomise.


Origin:
1940–45; lobotom(y) + -ize

lobotomist, noun
lobotomization, noun
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lobotomize
1943; see lobotomy. Related: Lobotomized.
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