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zombify

(ˈzɒmbɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) occult folklore to turn into a zombie
2. to make zombielike
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zom•bi•fy

(ˈzɒm bəˌfaɪ)
v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to turn (someone) into a zombie.
[1980–85]
zom`bi•fi•ca′tion, n.
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