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lobotomize

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verb lo·bot·o·mize \lō-ˈbä-tə-ˌmīz\

Definition of lobotomize

lo·bot·o·mizedlo·bot·o·miz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to perform a lobotomy on

  3. 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>



1943

First Known Use of lobotomize

1943

Rhymes with lobotomize

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Medical Dictionary

lobotomize

transitive verb lo·bot·o·mize

Medical Definition of lobotomize

lo·bot·o·mized or chiefly British lo·bot·o·misedlo·bot·o·miz·ing or chiefly British lo·bot·o·mis·ing

  1. :  to sever the frontal lobes of the brain of



Variants of lobotomize

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

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