zom·​bi·​fy | \ ˈzäm-bə-ˌfī How to pronounce zombify (audio) \
zombified; zombifying

Definition of zombify

transitive verb

: to turn (an active alert person) into a zombie

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zombification \ ˌzäm-​bə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce zombify (audio) \ noun

Examples of zombify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even billionaires who are fond of speculating about runaway AI can sometimes seem indifferent to the possibility that the internet might zombify the entire human race. Meghan O'gieblyn, Wired, "Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know?," 16 Sep. 2020 But there is still much, much to be learned, just as there is with other highly sophisticated mind-controllers like wasps that enslave cockroaches and fungi that zombify ants. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Absurd Creature of the Week: The Parasitic Worm That Turns Crickets Into Suicidal Maniacs," 30 May 2014

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First Known Use of zombify

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Zombify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zombify. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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