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

verb (used with object),lo·bot·o·mized, lo·bot·o·miz·ing.
  1. to perform a lobotomy on.

  2. to make (someone or something) abnormally tranquil or sluggish.

Origin of lobotomize

First recorded in 1940–45; lobotom(y) + -ize
  • Also especially British, lo·bot·o·mise .

Other words from lobotomize

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

Words Nearby lobotomize

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