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 (lə-bŏt′ə-mīz′, lō-)
tr.v. lo·bot·o·mized, lo·bot·o·miz·ing, lo·bot·o·miz·es
1. Medicine To perform a lobotomy on (a patient).
2. Informal To reduce the intelligence, alertness, or sensitivity of.
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(ləʊˈbɒtəmaɪzd) or


informal apathetic, sluggish, and mentally slow
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It is disgusting the way the media is so tone-deaf to humanity, but the real reason they do these kind of thingsand keep on doing itis not because everyone involved in the industry is a lobotomized automaton, but because people love it.
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They imprisoned us in our closet, and when we tried to break out, they lobotomized us, set our bars on fire, arrested us, beat us, and even killed us.
A new biography offers a heartbreaking look at the life of Rosemary Kennedy, who was lobotomized and hidden away because of her disability.
At the risk of applying rose-colored glasses to reconsider a film that aspired to be nothing more than a lobotomized Three Stooges routine, the original "Dumb and Dumber" possessed a certain je ne sais quoi that distinguished it from its fellow bottom-feeders.
Where Palestine is at issue, the Israel-friendly BBC nowadays appears a lobotomized organization.
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But long before Citizens United turns the American electorate into lobotomized serfs, it could have a detrimental effect on the marketing plans of American businesses large and small.
Brooks believes Western culture has a lobotomized view of human nature inherited from the French Enlightenment.
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