[luh-bot-uh-mahyz, loh-]

verb (used with object), lo·bot·o·mized, lo·bot·o·miz·ing.

to perform a lobotomy on.
to make (someone or something) abnormally tranquil or sluggish.

Nearby words

  1. lobo,
  2. lobola,
  3. lobolo,
  4. lobopodium,
  5. lobose,
  6. lobotomized,
  7. lobotomy,
  8. lobscouse,
  9. lobster,
  10. lobster moth

Also especially British, lo·bot·o·mise.

Origin of lobotomize

First recorded in 1940–45; lobotom(y) + -ize

Related formslo·bot·o·mist, nounlo·bot·o·mi·za·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for lobotomist



1943; see lobotomy + -ize. Related: Lobotomized.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper