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lobotomy

noun [C] uk   /ləˈbɒt.ə.mi/ us    /-ˈbɑː.t̬ə-/ (UK also leucotomy)
a medical operation in which cuts are made in or near the front part of the brain, used in the past for the treatment of severe mental problems
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