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lobotomize

[luh-bot-uh-mahyz, loh-] /ləˈbɒt əˌmaɪz, loʊ-/
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
1940-1945
1940-45; lobotom(y) + -ize
Related forms
lobotomist, noun
lobotomization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lobotomised

lobotomized

/ləʊˈbɒtəmaɪzd/
adjective
1.
(informal) apathetic, sluggish, and zombie-like
Word Origin
C20: from lobotomize (chiefly US) to perform a lobotomy on
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Word Origin and History for lobotomised

lobotomize

v.

1943; see lobotomy + -ize. Related: Lobotomized.

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