zombify

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zombie +‎ -fy

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zombify (third-person singular simple present zombifies, present participle zombifying, simple past and past participle zombified)

  1. (transitive, fictional) To turn into a zombie (a member of the living dead or undead).
    • 1994, Arnold et al., A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Hispanic and Francophone Regions:
      She managed to flee the sorcerer who had attempted to zombify her and enjoyed relative prosperity in Jamaica.
  2. (transitive, computing) To take control of (a computer) in order to use it covertly and illicitly.
    These trojans can zombify your machine.

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