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lobotomize

(lə-bŏt′ə-mīz′, lō-)
tr.v. loboto·mized, loboto·mizing, loboto·mizes
Medicine To perform a lobotomy on (a patient).
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McMurphy is lobotomized, Billy is killed, the Indian goes out the window and the patients are cheering him on - if you're not ready for any of that, don't know that's coming...," Sankowich trails off ruefully.
On the flip side, computer people harbor the growing suspicion that salesmen have been lobotomized in that part of the cerebral zone responsible for adding up the sales targets.
lobotomized for postpartum depression after a stillbirth!
It was Reagan, not Carter or Mondale, who brought the blissed-out romanticism of the sixties--the lobotomized Thoreau--into presidential discourse.
Unless we've all been lobotomized by our bureaucracies, we are all right-brain people.
The mother and daughter are admittedly based on the author 's own mother and his mentally troubled and eventually lobotomized sister.
At other moments they ape a kind of lobotomized Marxist manifesto style: class, in terms of the dominant ideology often BEING, FOR GOOD MEASURE, AN 'OUTDATED CONCEPT.' This isn't the sharp agitprop of Barbara Kruger or the resigned truisms of Jenny Holzer.
Although the young service members interviewed do express occasional qualms and doubts, it's still a lobotomized project--especially when presented as the bookend to a season that began with Ken Burns' sobering and stirring "The War:" Not exactly PBS being all that it can be.
Normally, I reside in Washington, D.C., paradise for the bitter and lobotomized.
How many will return sightless, crippled, or lobotomized as a result of military battles fought in the "gap" with people whose sole offense is to resist assimilation?
The defining moment of his trip came after a tour of a Cuban madhouse, where a doctor had bragged that "in our institution, we have a larger proportion of hospital inmates who have been lobotomized than any other mental hospital in the world." Most of the tour group was horrified, but a revolutionary loyalist stood up for the asylum.
He refused to hear clemency appeals from defense lawyers, who had demonstrated beyond doubt that Rector was effectively lobotomized. Then, when it was too late, he took a call from an attorney and moaned, even as Rector was being readied for lethal injection, about how bad he, Clinton, was feeling.