zombification


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zombification

(ˌzɒmbɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) occult folklore an instance or process of turning into a zombie
2. the process of making or becoming zombielike
3. (Psychology) a psychological condition in which patients believe their body is enslaved while their awareness is kept in a bottle or jar
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In author Colin Adams's conceit, Williams is writing a few months after the outbreak of zombification ("some janitor at Harvard tried to eat a freshman").
We have a situation wherein US growth is quickening because of the natural resilience of its mostly free-market, deleveraging economy, but where equally Japan can hardly bring itself to address the multi-decade zombification of overdosing on state handouts, China too is intoxicated and fatigued by debt, and the Asian emerging markets are addicted to both Western and Eastern exhaust fumes.
Toe Tag Riot, a fun punk rock comic book co-created by Matt Miner with his artist collaborator Sean Von Gorman, is a series about a punk rock band that is temporarily cursed with zombification.
Although we are presented with different levels of zombification in the Mall Rats novels, the main protagonists are a group of young, human, adults.
Yet, it seems to me that the logic of his analysis of the conviviality in the process of zombification of the dominant and the dominated would suggest, otherwise, that humour ought to be more significant in the postcolonial arrangement.
This severance of a body and its soul, known as zombification, is thought to occur when a sorcerer, or boko, performs a combination of dark magic spells on a person to kill, enslave, or inflict illness upon him (3).
At least two literary critics, Sandra Drake and Thomas Loe, have examined the zombification and subsequent rebellion of Antoinette, the heroine and focal point of the novel.
Zombification and Disaster Preparedness, an organization whose purpose is to promote zombie/apocalypse enthusiasm as well as disaster preparedness in a positive atmosphere and to provide opportunities for growth through entertainment, instructional programs, & community involvement.
Fortunately, even the most devout vegetarians appear to be able to eat such virus-laden leaves with impunity, for their zombification routine seems to work only on caterpillars.
Hershel is bitten in the leg by one of the undead, and a quick-thinking Rick hacks off the infected limb in the hope that the zombification doesn't spread.