lobotomized [luh-bot-uh-mahyzd, loh-] Word Origin adjective

  1. Surgery. having undergone a lobotomy.
  2. stupefied; benumbed.

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.

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 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for lobotomized lobotomized lobotomised adjective

  1. informal apathetic, sluggish, and zombie-like

Word Origin for lobotomized C20: from lobotomize (chiefly US) to perform a lobotomy on Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for lobotomized lobotomize v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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