lobotomize

verb lo·bot·o·mize \ lō-ˈbä-tə-ˌmīz \

Definition of lobotomize

lobotomized; lobotomizing
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 in a Sentence

  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


Medical Dictionary

lobotomize

transitive verb lo·bot·o·mize
variants: or chiefly British lobotomise play \lō-ˈbät-ə-ˌmīz\

medical Definition of lobotomize

lobotomized or chiefly British lobotomised; lobotomizing or chiefly British lobotomising
: to sever the frontal lobes of the brain of


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