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 verb-·mized·, -·miz·ing
- to perform a lobotomy on
- to cause to behave in a machinelike way, as without vitality, emotion, or independent thought: usually in the pp.
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.