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lobotomize

lobotomize

verb lo·bot·o·mize \lō-ˈbä-tə-ˌmīz\
lo·bot·o·mizedlo·bot·o·miz·ing

Definition of LOBOTOMIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to perform a lobotomy on
2
:  to deprive of sensitivity, intelligence, or vitality <fear of prosecution was causing the press to lobotomize itself — Tony Eprile>

Examples of LOBOTOMIZE

  1. <fear of saying anything controversial has so lobotomized this book on geopolitics that it fails to say anything at all>

First Known Use of LOBOTOMIZE

1943

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Rhymes with LOBOTOMIZE

accessorize, acclimatize, actualize, aerobicize, aestheticize, Africanize, allegorize, alphabetize, analogize, anatomize, anesthetize, animalize, annualize, antagonize, anthologize, anticlockwise, apologize, apostatize, apostrophize, arabicize, aromatize, automatize, bureaucratize, cannibalize, capitalize, categorize, catheterize, catholicize, characterize, collectivize, commercialize, commoditize, communalize, computerize, conservatize, containerize, contrariwise, conveyorize, cosmeticize, counterclockwise, criminalize, cross-fertilize, cut down to size, decentralize, decolonize, de-emphasize, de-energize, defeminize, deformalize, deglamorize, dehumanize, deionize, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, demoralize, denationalize, deodorize, depersonalize, depolarize, depressurize, desensitize, destabilize, destigmatize, detribalize, devitalize, diabolize, digitalize, disenfranchise, disorganize, economize, emblematize, emotionalize, epitomize, epoxidize, eroticize, eternalize, evangelize, extemporize, externalize, familiarize, fanaticize, fictionalize, floor exercise, fool's paradise, formularize, free enterprise, gelatinize, generalize, geologize, Hispanicize, historicize, homogenize, hospitalize, hypothesize, idealize, illegalize, immobilize, immortalize, impersonalize, Indianize, indigenize, infantilize, initialize, internalize, italicize, legitimize, liberalize, literalize, lysogenize, macadamize, marginalize, metabolize, metastasize, militarize, mineralize, monopolize, mythologize, nationalize, naturalize, parenthesize, philosophize, poeticize, politicize, popularize, prioritize, proselytize, radicalize, reorganize, revitalize, ritualize, romanticize, secularize, self-fertilize, sensualize, sexualize, sovietize, subjectivize, suburbanize, subvocalize, systematize, temporalize, theologize, traditionalize, trivialize, ventriloquize, visualize

lobotomize

transitive verb lo·bot·o·mize   (Medical Dictionary)
lo·bot·o·mized or chiefly British lo·bot·o·misedlo·bot·o·miz·ing or chiefly British lo·bot·o·mis·ing

Medical Definition of LOBOTOMIZE

:  to sever the frontal lobes of the brain of

Variants of LOBOTOMIZE

lo·bot·o·mize or chiefly British lo·bot·o·mise \lō-ˈbät-ə-ˌmīz\

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