lobotomized

[ luh-bot-uh-mahyzd, loh- ]
/ ləˈbɒt əˌmaɪzd, loʊ- /

adjective

Surgery. having undergone a lobotomy.
stupefied; benumbed.

Nearby words

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

Origin of lobotomized

First recorded in 1940–45; lobotomize + -ed2

lobotomize

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

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.
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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British Dictionary definitions for lobotomized

lobotomized

lobotomised

/ (ləʊˈbɒtəmaɪzd) /

adjective

informal apathetic, sluggish, and zombie-like

Word Origin for lobotomized

C20: from lobotomize (chiefly US) to perform a lobotomy on

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Word Origin and History for lobotomized

lobotomize

v.

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

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