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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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lobotomized or lobotomised (ləʊˈbɒtəmaɪzd)
 
adj
informal apathetic, sluggish, and zombie-like
 
[C20: from lobotomize (chiefly US) to perform a lobotomy on]
 
lobotomised or lobotomised
 
adj
 
[C20: from lobotomize (chiefly US) to perform a lobotomy on]

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lobotomize
1943; see lobotomy. Related: Lobotomized.
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Example sentences
It has, as much as is possible, lobotomized the technology.
Lobotomized or drug-loaded patients can still answer questions.
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