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For any number of reasons, from sheer ignorance all the way to deliberate sabotage, the administration has decided to give the federal government a pre-frontal lobotomy.
After the lobotomy, Rosemary was no longer able to walk or talk.
But there was no mention in the literature of predatory lobotomies.
With various refinements, this became standard operating procedure for the prefrontal lobotomy.
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Origin and Etymology of lobotomy
First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
LOBOTOMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lobotomy for English Language Learners
medical : an operation in which part of the brain is cut in order to treat some mental disorders
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