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lobotomized

[luh-bot-uh-mahyzd, loh-]
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adjective
  1. Surgery. having undergone a lobotomy.
  2. stupefied; benumbed.
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Origin of lobotomized

First recorded in 1940–45; lobotomize + -ed2

lobotomize

[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.
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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

adjective
  1. informal apathetic, sluggish, and zombie-like
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Word Origin

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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