lobotomize

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verb lo·bot·o·mize \lō-ˈbä-tə-ˌmīz\

Definition of lobotomize

lobotomized

;

lobotomizing

  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 in a sentence

  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


Medical Dictionary

lobotomize

transitive verb lo·bot·o·mize
variants: or chiefly British

lobotomise

\lō-ˈbät-ə-ˌmīz\play

Medical Definition of lobotomize

lobotomized

or chiefly British

lobotomised

;

lobotomizing

or chiefly British

lobotomising

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



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