lobotomized [luh-bot-uh-mahyzd, loh-] Word Origin adjective
- Surgery. having undergone a lobotomy.
- stupefied; benumbed.
Origin of lobotomized First recorded in 1940–45;+ lobotomize [luh-bot-uh-mahyz, loh-] verb (used with object), lo·bot·o·mized, lo·bot·o·miz·ing.
- to perform a 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;+ 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
- 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+ . Related: Lobotomized.
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