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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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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.
one can see a bit more clearly what she fears - a lobotomized German economic giant, psychologically unable to spill blood even in good cause and infecting the rest of Europe with its own anti-war psychosis.
The mother and daughter are admittedly based on the author 's own mother and his mentally troubled and eventually lobotomized sister.
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.
Set in a mental ward in America in the 1950s, the drama features a half-dozen patients suffering various degrees of mental illness, from the lobotomized near-vegetable Ruckly, played by March Schrader, to the hyperactive Cheswick, played by Mike Dickson.
While in Export's earlier photos the body consciously resists homogenization, the lobotomized visages in the newer work seem subservient to it.
What: Aaron Sorkin ponders what TV should mean to thoughtful viewers in a lobotomized culture while offering wit, heart and tons of great performances.
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.
Product description: "In 2008, Barack Obama lobotomized a generation.