Definition of lobotomize in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ləˈbädəˌmīz/


[with object] Surgery
1Perform a lobotomy on.
Example sentences
  • There is no known documentation that Farmer was ever lobotomized; and indeed, this gruesome tale may distract attention from the legitimate horrors she and other patients were subjected to, including the denial of civil rights.
  • But Rosemary, when she was younger, was lobotomized.
  • He is taken away, and when he returns, he has been lobotomized.
1.1 informal Reduce the mental or emotional capacity or ability to function of: couples we knew who had been lobotomized by the birth of their children
More example sentences
  • Ask any Australian who hasn't had their conscience lobotomized by the Right Wing Death Beasts.
  • If teachers didn't resist each new fad, they'd be lobotomized.
  • And then the writers seemed to want to lobotomize Justin into a kid who sank to his knees every time Brian got within 50 feet of him.



Pronunciation: /-ˌbätəməˈzāshən/
Example sentences
  • The social myth around leaders serves to program life out of people who, with the social lobotomization, appear as cheerful robots.

Words that rhyme with lobotomize


For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: lo·bot·o·mize

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.