left brain

noun

Definition of left brain 

: the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (such as analytic and logical thinking)

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left-brained \ˈleft-ˈbrānd \ adjective

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Kia, of West Yorkshire, had been left brain damaged and her devastated parents, Paul Gott and Vikki Mitchell, were told by doctors their youngest child might not make it. Fox News, "Toddler who lost arms, legs to meningitis heads home," 1 June 2018 Thompson was left brain damaged in the crash, but eventually recovered and re-enlisted in the army. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "A Eulogy for a Fallen Spider-Man Character," 31 May 2018 Willey was left brain dead after the confrontation and was taken off life support three days after the shooting. Washington Post, "Student gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot to head in Md. school shooting," 26 Mar. 2018 Willey was left brain dead after the confrontation and was taken off life support three days after the shooting. Lynh Bui, chicagotribune.com, "Student gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot to head after Maryland school shooting, police say," 26 Mar. 2018 Willey was left brain-dead after a 17-year-old classmate shot her in the head minutes before class started at Great Mills on Tuesday morning. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Funeral planned for 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, victim of Maryland high school shooting," 26 Mar. 2018 More: Woman killed in north-side house fire More: Indianapolis Army veteran left brain dead in hit-and-run will donate organs But two pets, a 9-year-old Pekinese-Poodle named Zoey, and a 2-year-old Shih Tzu named Freddie, perished, officials said. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Poodle and Shih Tzu killed, firefighter hospitalized in $100k house fire," 25 Feb. 2018 In the tape, Wright said, jurors would also be able to hear Penn begin to fatally beat Power with the blunt handle of his gun, leaving brain matter throughout the gruesome scene. Jared Boyd, AL.com, "Mobile man convicted of shooting estranged wife, her lover sentenced to life without parole," 20 Dec. 2017

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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left brain

noun

Medical Definition of left brain 

: the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (as analytic and logical thinking)

Other Words from left brain

left-brained \ˈleft-ˈbrānd \ adjective

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