from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To perform a lobotomy on (a patient).
- transitive v. To deprive (a person) of energy or vitality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To perform a lobotomy.
- v. To remove function.
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Would you be willing to lobotomize an innocent man?
HuffPost Hill is filing from the Bay Area right now, we try to explain to folks why living in -- and reporting on -- Washington makes us want to lobotomize ourselves with a rolled up copy of CQ Today.
(Just like they “won” on the Napster thing, but had to keep their shitty lobotomize corporate knockoff using the same logo.)
When wealthy matron Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn) enlists Chicago brain surgeon Dr. John Cukrowicz (Clift), to lobotomize niece Catherine (Taylor), institutionalized since the death of Violet's son Sebastian the previous summer, he sets out to discover what happened to the young woman.
BRB, I need to lobotomize myself so I forget I ever saw this trailer ...
[Protectionists] might fondly wish that highly educated professionals in Asia would be kind enough to lobotomize themselves and go back to farming for the sake of inflating U.S. programmers 'wages.
Best line: “You could lobotomize him with the power saw and nobody would notice the difference.”
(Just like they ‘won’ on the Napster thing, but had to keep their shitty lobotomize corporate knockoff using the same logo.)
I've never thought in terms of litmus tests, but if we were to have one litmus test for inclusion in psychiatric reform, it might be this: "Thou shalt not shock and lobotomize people."
I don't think it's where they lobotomize people, it's not logistical.