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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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Engagement" is Koolhaas's central working concept; what he wants to engage with is the commercial world that he regards as politically and socially lobotomizing.
Moniz won a Nobel Prize in 1949 for pioneering work in psychosurgery while also lobotomizing up to 20 patients a year, driving a nail-like instrument through their skulls as part of a drive to empty Portugal's prisons and hospitals.