- To lobotomize is to perform a lobotomy on someone, which is defined as to make an incision in the front lobe of the brain to deprive the person of independent thought.
When you perform surgery and make an incision in the front part of someone's brain, this is an example of a situation where you lobotomize.
transitive verblo·bot·o·mized, lo·bot·o·miz·ing, lo·bot·o·miz·es
- Medicine To perform a lobotomy on (a patient).
- Informal To reduce the intelligence, alertness, or sensitivity of.
(third-person singular simple present lobotomizes, present participle lobotomizing, simple past and past participle lobotomized)
- To perform a lobotomy.
- To remove function.
- We'll have to lobotomize the program to meet the time line; but we can put the features back in the upgrades.