zombification

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zombification

The purported conversion by magic means to a state in which the awareness of an individual is retained by a sorcerer in a bottle or jar while the body, lacking will or agency, becomes the slave of the sorcerer. Zombification is deemed to be murder in Haiti even if the victim is manifestly still alive. The state is either induced by various poisons or by strong suggestion in a context of powerful superstitious belief. Some zombis have been found to be schizophrenics.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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