Definition of zombify in English:



[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective zombified
  • 1(especially in popular fiction) transform into a zombie.

    ‘she was attacked by the zombified old man’
    ‘people believed to have the power to zombify a person were widely feared and respected’
    • ‘Ana is a nurse whose husband is zombified by the neighbour girl and turns on his wife with incredible speed and ferocity.’
    • ‘The team fights against zombified humans.’
    • ‘The newest games to appear include Pet Sematary, an arcade game based on the movie of the same name, which was in turn an adaptation of a novel in which zombified pets return from the dead.’
    • ‘Two years later, the gang reunited at the Spooky Island amusement park, where vacationing college kids were getting mysteriously zombified.’
    • ‘The bit where Shaun arrives to rescue his mum from his soon-to-be-zombified dad is just sublime.’
    • ‘In one cut scene, Steve kills his zombified father in order to protect Claire.’
    • ‘I'll give the cast the benefit of the doubt since most of them are zombified at some point in the film.’
    • ‘The mayhem culminates in a raucous sequence with Jessica climbing into some kind of unholy combine-lawnmower contraption and tearing through legions of zombified former classmates.’
    • ‘It's ominous from the very beginning, when you step in the role of a pipsqueak teenager as he tries to evade a zombified cop.’
    • ‘Here's another season full of crazed killers, zombified corpses, brutal stabbings, and all the rest of the trappings that the fans enjoy.’
    1. 1.1informal Deprive of energy or vitality.
      ‘exhausted, screaming kids and their zombified parents’
      • ‘If your loved one is zombified, you can't take them home like that, but also recognize that there are some people who cannot be let up from medications.’
      • ‘As for the last half a year, well, the amount of beverage I consumed was not as crazy as in my younger years, but still would probably zombify most people.’
      • ‘He turned around to see Pat standing in front of him with the same zombified expression she always has.’
      • ‘On the down side I have known friends be zombified layabouts doing absolutely nothing for days on end and really being the most boring people because they are smoking constantly.’
      • ‘However, should ISPs be legally liable for their zombified customers?’
      • ‘One could look forward to vacation, sleeping most of the day, drowsing along in a overwarm, zombified preteen state.’
      • ‘I'm insanely proud even though I've had absolutely nothing to do with it - by all rights he should be zombified and silent the amount of TV he's watched throughout my pregnancy.’
      • ‘Our friends politely take their leave and we spend the rest of the night zombifying in front of the telly.’
      • ‘A zombified society, passively allowing itself to be hypnotised by every cunning conman with a used monster to sell.’
      • ‘A chilling hospital scene depicts zombified patients walking up and down a small corridor in rhythmic despair, pushing their IV stands and furiously puffing away on their oral fixatives.’
      • ‘With Rock laying out the ghetto-centric beats for these guys to rap over, Soul Survivor II is just the thing to wake up today's zombified rap audience.’
      • ‘There are two stories set in dystopian futures - one of them a hi-tech world of zombified clones, the other a post-apocalyptic stone age.’
      • ‘And when it comes to problem gamblers, too, let's not tell them they're diseased or zombified.’
      • ‘The notion of zombified masses sitting around accepting Novak's every word has always been a fond one.’
      • ‘But he got enough work done in class in a zombified mid-sleep state that it didn't really matter.’
      • ‘Sure those are the tired hits, but they were also the tunes an otherwise zombified crowd actually started dancing to.’