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lobotomize

[ luh-bot-uh-mahyz, loh- ]
/ ləˈbɒt əˌmaɪz, loʊ- /
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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.

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

Origin of lobotomize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lobotomize

lo·bot·o·mist, nounlo·bot·o·mi·za·tion, noun

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