Definition of lobotomize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    lobotomize

     verb
    (British English also -ise)verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtəmaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtəmaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lobotomize
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒtəmaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtəmaɪz//
     
    he / she / it lobotomizes
    BrE BrE//ləˈbɒtəmaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ləˈbɑːtəmaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple lobotomized
    BrE BrE//ləˈbɒtəmaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ləˈbɑːtəmaɪzd//
     
    past participle lobotomized
    BrE BrE//ləˈbɒtəmaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ləˈbɑːtəmaɪzd//
     
    -ing form lobotomizing
    BrE BrE//ləˈbɒtəmaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ləˈbɑːtəmaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 lobotomize somebody to perform a lobotomy on somebody
  2. 2lobotomize somebody to make somebody less intelligent or less mentally active
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lobotomize