lobotomize


lobotomize
lobotomize (Amer.) v. perform a lobotomy on a person; cause a person to feel apathetic or mentally numb, deprive a person of vitality (also lobotomise)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • lobotomize — 1943; see LOBOTOMY (Cf. lobotomy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Lobotomized …   Etymology dictionary

  • lobotomize — [lō bät′ə mīz΄] vt. lobotomized, lobotomizing 1. to perform a lobotomy on 2. to cause to behave in a machinelike way, as without vitality, emotion, or independent thought …   English World dictionary

  • lobotomize — UK [ləˈbɒtəmaɪz] / US [ləˈbɑtəˌmaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms lobotomize : present tense I/you/we/they lobotomize he/she/it lobotomizes present participle lobotomizing past tense lobotomized past participle lobotomized medical to perform a… …   English dictionary

  • lobotomize — transitive verb ( mized; mizing) Date: 1943 1. to perform a lobotomy on 2. to deprive of sensitivity, intelligence, or vitality < fear of prosecution was causing the press to lobotomize itself Tony Eprile > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lobotomize — verb a) To perform a lobotomy. Well have to lobotomize the program to meet the time line; but we can put the features back in the upgrades. b) To remove function …   Wiktionary

  • lobotomize — lobotomist, n. lobotomization, n. /leuh bot euh muyz , loh /, v.t., lobotomized, lobotomizing. 1. to perform a lobotomy on. 2. to make (someone or something) abnormally tranquil or sluggish. Also, esp. Brit., lobotomise. [1940 45; LOBOTOM(Y) +… …   Universalium

  • lobotomize — lo·bot·o·mize or chiefly Brit lo·bot·o·mise lō bät ə .mīz vt, mized or chiefly Brit mised; miz·ing or chiefly Brit mis·ing to sever the frontal lobes of the brain of …   Medical dictionary

  • lobotomize — lo|bot|o|mize [ lə batə,maız ] verb transitive to perform a lobotomy on someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lobotomize — or lobotomise verb Surgery perform a lobotomy on. ↘informal reduce the mental ability to function of. Derivatives lobotomization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • lobotomize — lo·bot·o·mize …   English syllables


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